John Albert Striegel 94 of Sandwich, IL. passed away at Prairie Crossings in Shabbona, IL. on August 16, 2018. He was born in Sandwich, IL. on April 6, 1924 to Albert and Luella (Humbert) Striegel.
He was a lifetime member of St Paul’s Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, served in the Army Air Force from March 1943-October 1945. He was a crew member (Flight Engineer/Gunner) of B-24 Heavy Bombers while serving with the 8th Air Force Bomber group in England. He flew 33 Missions. He worked as a carpenter and retired at the age of 83, and he loved to sing.
He is survived by his family; Jim (Susan) of Fairport New York, Jerry (Colleen) of St, Paul Minnesota, Christopher (Donetta) of Paw Paw, IL., Mark (Daniela) of Warrenville, IL. and Richard of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His grandchildren; Ben, Emma, Jason, Kelly, Michael and Adam. His Great grandchildren; Zachary, Simon, and Juniper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife Mary, and his 2nd wife Marilyn.
Funeral services will be held on August 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with Fr. Behr officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Plano American Legion Post 395 or Northwestern Medicine Hospice Dekalb, IL