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“So very sorry, I remember "Johnny " as a teenager driving up and down Mary Ave, Rock Falls. Prayers. ”
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“John was the funniest man I ever knew. I was part of another group at Gazi's and John sometimes joined us. I never stopped laughing when he was...Read More »
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“We are so sorry. We will always remember our Saturday night card games and how much fun we had. He always kept things fun and lively with his jokes...Read More »
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“John was a special person. We always enjoyed time with him at family gatherings. Prayers for his family and friends, He will be missed by many. ”
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“Sending love and hugs at this difficult time! Know we are thinking of your family but are out of state right now. You will be missed John. ”
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“We are so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!! ”
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“So sorry for your loss. I worked with John getting him educated on how to run the Dixon Hydroelectric plant.I was the Comed employee that worked...Read More »
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“He was one of my oldest friends always friendly he is goong to be missed by so manu ”
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STERLING – John J. Tomczak, age 70, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
John was born on, "5 - 5 - 51, John and Jennie's baby son" in Sterling, the son of John and Jennie (Franks) Tomczak. He married Jan Kendall on March 15, 1997 in Milledgeville. John was employed as a Millwright for 25 years with Northwestern Steel & Wire in Sterling, he also served as union president for a number of years. After retiring, he spent 15 years with STS Hydro Power in Dixon. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, competitive trap shooter, and was a member of the Morrison Hunt Club. He was also a hunting guide with Roy Rogers Hunt Club in Ohio, IL.
Survivors include his wife Jan Tomczak of Sterling; three daughters, Michelle (Roger) Miller of Oregon IL, Jennifer (Michael) Tucker of Tehachapi, Calif., Marcy (Scott) Lenox of Volo, IL; one son, Corey (Julie) Kendall of Chadwick, IL; one sister, Rose (Jack) Giesfeldt of West Milwaukee, Wis.; one brother, Mike Tomczak of Rock Falls; sixteen grandchildren; Kyle (Erica) Wyckstandt, Colin Wyckstandt, Emily Wyckstandt, Jacob (Danielle) Miller, Jon Miller, Andrew Miller, John Tucker, Nora Tucker, Cara Tucker, Olivia Tucker, Ava Tucker, Kyle Kendall, Ryan Kendall, Troy Kendall, Stella Lenox, and Hudson Lenox; eight great grandchildren; and many friends he considered family, like his daily coffee crews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judy; brother, Paul; and son, Jason.
A celebration of life will be held from 2:00- 5:00 pm Sunday, February 27, 2022 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Honoring John's wish, his body will be donated to medical science.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with the Morrison Sportsmans Club. Online condolences may be sent to