John Phillip Westover (Jack) aged 81 passed away on August 28th at Focused Care in Woodruff, WI. Jack was born on September 3, 1939 in Springfield, Illinois to Alma and Robert Westover. After graduation from the University of Illinois in 1961 he married Becky Hosford. Jack was in the Navy for 4 years, stationed at the Communications Center in Hawaii and in the Naval Reserve for an additional 4 years. Jack spent his entire career in telecommunications working for Illinois Bell and then AT&T. Jack loved golf, politics, and the Illini. He was elected to the Glenbard District school board in the Chicago suburbs, and served as Vice President. Throughout his life, he enjoyed the game of golf, twice living alongside the links. He also served on the founding committee of the Ed Posh scholarship fund at the Village Links of GlenEllyn.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents and sister Nancy Baer.
He is survived by his beloved wife Becky, and their children Rob Westover of Minocqua, Mark (Dr. Barbara Galligan) of Berkeley, California, and Lynn (Mike) Redenbaugh of Minocqua. Jack is also survived by his six grandchildren; Matt, Josh, and Grace Redenbaugh, and Darragh, Aoife, and Declan Westover.
A memorial gathering for Jack will be held on Saturday, September 11th at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff, WI from 4:00 to 5:00 pm with a Memorial Service at 5 pm followed by a celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Focused Care 9778 Country Ln, Woodruff, WI 54568
Online condolences may be shared at nimsgernfuneral.com
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