John E. Bjork, age 88, a resident of Crest Hill and formerly Dolton, IL, passed away on June 2, 2021. Beloved husband of 58 years of Evelyn (nee Zerhoot) Bjork, the love of his life. Devoted father of Eric (Lori) Bjork, Eve Bjork (Joseph Kreml), and Dave (Alice) Bjork. Adored Papa to Eric R. Bjork and Mina Kreml. Loved by his sisters-in-law Barbara (Richard) Reinhart and Constance (Paul) Nigro and his brother-in-law Fred (Linda Fehr) Zerhoot. Wonderful uncle to Michael (Andrea) Orlandini, Carla Orlandini, Angel (Jonathan) Son, Victor Nigro, Karina (Andy) Sefkow, Angela (Michael) Kelly and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. A warm and funny person, he loved cars and racing, family Rocket Day, Dad jokes, making and sharing Swedish Glögg every Christmas, and hanging out with extended family.
Visitation, Sunday, June 6, 2021, 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois. Funeral, Monday, June 7, 2021, 11:00AM Service and Time of Remembrance to be held at the funeral home. Interment Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Illinois. For more info, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jun. 6, 2021.