March 23, 1930 - October 3, 2021 John William Durkin, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 3, 2021 at his home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
John will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 31 years, Fran Brummitt Durkin; children, Patricia (John) O'Brien, Michael (Britt) Durkin, Sara (Glen) Gilbert, Charles (Martha) Brummitt MD, Ann (Pamela Ellefson) Brummitt; grandchildren, John (Theresa) O'Brien, Jr., Therese O'Brien, Timothy (Ellen) O'Brien, Carmel (Dylan) Brennan, John Durkin, Charles Durkin, Page Durkin, Jacob Allen, Katie Allen, Sam (Christina) Brummitt, Charles (Madeleine Daepp) Brummitt, Martha (Mikey) Weitekamp, Nora Waters, Sara Waters and and ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother William (Josephine) Durkin.
John is preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Gladys Durkin and first wife, Gertrude (Trudy).
Services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at St Jerome's Catholic Church, 995 South Silver Lake Street, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 p.m. The family kindly requests masks be worn while in church. There will be a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Lake Area Free Clinic, Oconomowoc, 856 B Armour Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 C.O.C.E. Sacred Heart Secondary School (Tanzania), P. O. Box 206, Winnetka, IL 60093
Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home 121 S. Cross St. Oconomowoc, WI 53066 262-567-4459 www.schmidtandbartelt.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 17, 2021.