John L. Fluent
Obituary of John L. Fluent
John L. Fluent, 74, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, passed away peacefully Oct. 16, 2023 at home with his family by his side.
John is survived by his loving wife Bobette of 46 years; his adoring daughter Sarah (Ryan) Paddack; his cherished grandchildren Liam (11) and Maggie (8); his dearest siblings Sally (the late Winn) Turney and Bonnie (Dick) Fremgen; his brothers in-law and sisters in-law Warren (Faith) Casey, April Casey, Judy Casey, John (Lisa) Casey, Jennifer Casey and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Lorton Fluent; his mother in-law and father in-law Maxine and John Casey and his in-law siblings Patrick, Mark and Robert Casey.
John graduated from Wheeling High School and shortly after enlisted with the US Navy serving our country during the Vietnam War on the USS Cleveland. Upon returning home he began a long, successful career in logistics and distribution at various companies in Chicago, California, Indiana and back home to Illinois. He loved the Chicago Cubs and Bears and became a 49er’s fan after living in the San Francisco area in the early 80’s. He enjoyed writing and photography; cruising with the love of his life, Bobette; summer trips with his grandkids and family to Wisconsin; competitive games of Back Alley with Sarah and Ryan; and later reuniting with his Navy buddies.
His favorite role in life was becoming a Grampa. He was one of the best! He nurtured and encouraged their hobbies and interests in science, art, sports, and was always focused on having fun with Liam and Maggie. They shared many interesting conversations about history, space, and technology. His love of games has been passed along to them after hours of playing Monopoly, Life, Clue, Battleship, War and Skip Bo.
Visitation for John will be held on Thursday, Nov 2nd from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Pl, Libertyville, Illinois. The eulogy reading, tribute and memory sharing will be at 7:00 pm.
Interment with Military Honors will be held at Ft. Sheridan National Cemetery on Friday, Nov 3rd at 11:00 am. All are welcome. Funeral info (847) 362-2626.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Northern Illinois Food Bank in John’s honor to support those in need. www.solvehungertoday.org
Northern Illinois Food Bank supports food distribution across 13 counties in Northern Illinois.
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