OBITUARY

John Henry Tregner

October 4, 1949May 4, 2018
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John Henry Tregner died Friday, May 4, 2018. He was born October 4, 1949 to Jerry and Lillian née Kveton. John is survived by his wife, Mary née Fields; his children, Thomas (Laura) and Susan (Rob) McColgan; five grandchildren, John Paul, Ethan, and Nathalie Tregner and Ian and Katherine McColgan; siblings, Marilyn Alksnis and Gary; and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and his older brother Charles. John grew up on the south side of Chicago. He went to St. Mel High school. He graduated from Saint Mary’s College (now University) in Winona, Minnesota. He met his beloved, Mary, there. After college they lived in Chicago. They raised their family in Villa Park. John worked most of his life in the metal coating industry. Most of those years were at J&S Tin Mill, later a BWAY facility, in Franklin Park. He finished his career at Ball. He maintained machinery and supervised and managed maintenance. John could fix just about anything. John was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma four years ago. With treatment, he lived without symptoms until the cancer recurred this year. John was a genuinely nice guy with a strong work ethic and a persevering attitude. He is a role model for his family and will be greatly missed. Visitation is Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home 17W201 Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace. Funeral services Thursday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary's University of Minnesota would be appreciated. For more information please call (630) 941-5860 or visit www.chapelhillgardenswest.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Entombment
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