January 20, 1931 – April 6, 2018
GARTNER, JOHN, age 87, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. Beloved husband for 62 years of Alma. Loving father of John (Linda), Mathias (Laura), and Paul (Linda). Dear Opa to Marti, Heidi (Chris), Eric (Dana), Michael, Alexandra, Maximilian, Hans, and Megan. Great-grandfather of two. Fond Uncle of Bernard, Olga, Bernard, Jr., and Michael. Brother-in-law of Ruth and Irene. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Katharina; his sisters, Barbara and Katharina; and his brother, Joseph. John was the proprietor of Gartner Auto Service for over 40 years learning his trade while stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army, A Company, 40th Tank Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. In his spare time, John could always be found at Diversey Harbor on his boat, Gemutlichkeit. John was also a member of United States Power Squadrons where he taught boating, engine maintenance, and maritime safety to boat owners. Visitation for John at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service at Drake & Son on Thursday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation can be made to Lifeline for Vets.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018