John Gregory Kimpan Sr., 75, of Oswego, Ill., passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a long bout with cancer. He was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Aurora to George and Mary Kimpan.
John grew up in Kaneville and Elburn, and graduated from Elburn High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to the former Jodeen Adair on Aug. 22, 1959, and they spent 53 happy years together.
John served as a reserve in the United States Army and was a member of the National Guard for eight years. He farmed for all of his life until his retirement. After retiring, he enjoyed his grandchildren, antique engines, tractors and hunting on his farm in Paris, Ill. He became a member of the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club in 1993, serving as treasurer for the last six years.
He is survived by his wife, Jodeen; son, John Jr. (Betsey) and their daughters, Jennifer and Jillian, of Oswego; daughters, Jeanette (Doug) Jorgensen and their sons, Jakob, Troy and Shane, of Elburn; Jessica (Jerry) Bannister of Oswego; Julie (Gary) Gavin and children, Jodeen, Joshua and James, of Somonauk; siblings, Larry (Shirley) Kimpan of Hinckley; Joan Boston of Aurora; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; grandsons, John III and Joseph; siblings, George, Sylvia and Deanna.
According to John’s wishes, his body was donated to science. The family will have a memorial service at a later date.