John J. O'Brien of Wheaton John J. O'Brien III, 87, formerly of Omaha, Barrington and Elmhurst, was the beloved husband of Genevieve Marie (nee Novotny); loving father of Janine M. (Michael) Bridges of Olney, Ill., Jeanne M. (James) Poe of Wheaton and Janice M. (Robert) Coopman of Plano, Texas; and loving grandfather of Brandon (Michelle) Bridges, Shannon (Izaak) Bridges, Sarah and Rachel Poe, and Michael and Steven Coopman. Mr. O'Brien was a World War II combat decorated Army infantry and Air Force veteran. He was a former member of the Union League Club of Chicago, Omaha Press Club, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL 60187. Interment will follow visitation on Saturday in Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Family and friends may sign a guest book at www.hultgrenfh.com. For information, please call the funeral home, 630-668-0027.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on August 3, 2012