John W. "Jack" Bukoski - 74

11/16/1944 - 12/3/2018

Byron, IL

 

Byron - John “Jack” W. Bukoski, age 74, passed away at Serenity Hospice Home on Monday December 3, 2018. He was born on November 16, 1944 in Fennimore, WI the son of Francis and Germain (Schneider) Bukoski. He graduated from Fennimore High School the class of 1963. He worked in Maywood, IL for Country Delight making ice cream until he was drafted into the Army in August 1965 and served in Germany until 1967. John married his wife Mary Ann Lomas on January 15, 1966. His wife lived in Germany with him for almost a year while he was in the service. He then worked for Illinois Bell for 32 years, starting as a lineman, cable splicer, splicing foreman, and ending his career as an OSP engineer. John enjoyed fishing in Canada and playing golf. He also loved attending his grandchildren’s events. He was an active member of St Mary Church in Byron and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Byron; children, Tim (Amy) Bukoski  of Byron and Angela Bukoski (Andy Garrison) of Rockford; grandchildren, Carter, Paige, and Cameron; siblings, Robert (Donna) Bukoski of Boise, ID and Audry (Mike) Einbeck of Monroe, WI; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00  am Thursday, December 6 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Byron with Father Howard Barch officiating.  Visitation will be prior to the service at the church from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Byron.  In lieu of flowers memorials in John’s name may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Byron or Serenity Hospice and Home.

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Byron, IL

Mass:

Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Byron, IL

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