Born: Feb. 20, 1934; in Aurora|
Died: Sept. 1, 2012; in Batavia
BATAVIA – John William Gosselin, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home in Batavia. He was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Aurora, to John Stephen Gosselin and Betty Gosselin (nee Willoughby).
He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1952 and from Beloit College in 1956, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago in 1959.
Mr. Gosselin was an attorney in the Batavia law firm of Benson, Mair and Gosselin and was the city attorney of Batavia for many years. He was a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association and the Batavia Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith Gosselin (nee Wheeler); his four children, Kathleen Gosselin (Arnold Kalnins), Gabrielle Gosselin Clai (Rudy), John W. Gosselin and Thomas Gosselin (Stephanie); and his grandchildren, Wilson Willoughby Gosselin, Margaret Rose Gosselin and Frances Mae Gosselin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Charles Gosselin; and his sister, Susan Gosselin Preihs.
Per his request, there will be no visitation. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be directed to Provena Hospice, 799 S. McLean Boulevard, Suite 101, Elgin, IL 60123.
For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or visit www.mossfuneral.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Sept. 7, 2012