John J. Walkup, 95 formerly of Waukegan passed away on Monday November 5, 2018 at Tender Reflections in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
He was born on October 6, 1923 to the late William Marvin and Mary Effie (Wells) Walkup. John served in the U.S. Army, retiring after 20 years of service. He married the former Phyllis White on July 28, 1944 in Peoria Heights, Illinois. She preceded him in death on January 30, 2005. John enjoyed metal detecting, tinkering around his house, repairing bicycles, antiquing, recycling and being a handyman. He even remodeled much of his home himself. John was a long time member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waukegan.
John was survived by his children, Jan (Cindy) Walkup, Janine (Bill) Lopez and Julia (Clarence) Hagan, his sister Betty Dirks, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, his parents, his siblings, Estel, James, William, Ralph, Grover, Francis, Marvin, Virginia, Wilma and an infant son Gregory Keith Walkup.
Visitation will be on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Warren Funeral Home located at 1475 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL. Services will be at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Rev. Wayne Jahn will officiate. Burial will be at Ft. Sheridan Post Cemetery in Highwood, Illinois.
The family is being assisted by Warren Funeral Home.