John A. Wisneski Jr.

John A.

Wisneski Jr.

Mr. John Wisneski of Okawville, departed this life in Clinton Manor at New Baden, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 5:40 P.M. He had attained the age of 80 years, 1 month and 14 days.

John was born in Nashville, on May 30, 1936 the son of John A. and Irene (nee Kobus) Wisneski Sr. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Demick in Freeburg, on his birthday, May 30, 1960 and she survives his passing.

Mr. Wisneski was a member of the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Okawville. He was a miner for Peabody Coal Company at its underground mine in Freeburg until his retirement. He was a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America. John was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting squirrels, as well as deer hunting when he was younger. He enjoyed listening to Polka music or playing it on his accordion. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and especially loved following the activities of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Geri Wisneski of Okawville; three children, Kathy Borrenpohl and husband Mike of Okawville, Brian Wisneski and wife Susan and Kevin Wisneski and wife Chris all of Venedy; six grandchildren, Tonya Gass and husband Ben, Garret Borrenpohl, Blake Wisneski and wife Serena, and Brandon, Kyrsten and Alec Wisneski; three great grandchildren, Lily and Jack Gass and Ryker Wisneski; a brother, Bill Wisneski and wife Rita of Fayetteville; a sister, Beverly Gale of Freeburg; an aunt, Juanita Kobus of Nashville; nieces and nephews, other relatives as well as many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann in infancy; his grandson, Travis Borrenpohl and brother-in-law, Lawrence Gale.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the St. Barbara Catholic Church in Okawville on Saturday, July 16, with Fr. Steven Poole officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery.

Should friends desire, mass offerings will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the family of John Wisneski Jr. and will be accepted by Campagna Funeral Home.

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