DeKALB – John R. Engstrom, 64, of Maple Park, Ill., died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, DeKalb.|
Born Feb. 8, 1949, in DeKalb, the son of Elmer and Lois (Plapp) Engstrom, John married Sue A. Goudy on March 20, 1990, in DeKalb.
John graduated from DeKalb High School, Class of 1967, graduated from Kishwaukee College and was an X-ray technician. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. John was employed by Garfield Farm Museum as the natural areas manager. He was a member of Wild Ones Natural Preservation.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; brother, Rodney Engstrom of DeKalb; sister, Sharon (Larry) Forest of Esmond; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Saturday, until the time of service at 3 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, with full military honors by DeKalb County Honor Guard after services. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the John R. Engstrom Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 28, 2013