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Obituaries > WATZLAWICK, JOHN A., JR.

Visitation for John A. Watzlawick Jr., 87, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, at the Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire, with private family funeral services following, and burial with military honors in Hampshire Center Cemetery. Born Nov. 4, 1922, in Belvidere, the son of John and Elsie Watzlawick, he passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. He attended Elgin High School and proudly served in the Marine Corps during World War II. John married Rosaline Claire Cawood on Sept. 19, 1953, in South Elgin and had lived in Hampshire since 1965. John retired after 25 years with Illinois Tool Works Shakeproof Division. He had also bartended for many years and was a school bus driver for School District #300. He was a proud member of the VFW and had served as past commander for Kane County. Surviving are his children, four sons, John (Kay) of Blue Springs, Mo., James (Victoria) of Algonquin, Joseph of Dundee and Jerold (Michelle) of Bement and daughter, Jody, a resident of T.A.C. House in Aurora; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosaline on Oct. 7, 1997; a daughter, Elsie Ziegler; a son, Michael; a grandson, Scott, and six brothers and sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the T.A.C. House.