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John "Jack" L. Sebesta

February 6, 1925 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 92)

John L. “Jack” Sebesta, 92, of Crystal Lake IL and formerly of Chicago and Carbondale CO, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  He was born February 6, 1925 in Chicago to John J. and Vlasta (nee Kolar) Sebesta.

In 1942 Jack graduated from Farragut High School in Chicago.  He served in the United States Army, 26th Infantry Division, and saw action in Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, including the Battle of the Bulge.  He worked at Continental Illinois National Bank for 40 years.

After raising his family, he enjoyed his retirement in Carbondale, CO, for 25 years.  He made many lasting friendships through his advocacy and volunteer activities.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Sue of Chicago; son, Jack (Beth) of Crystal Lake; grandchildren, Alison Pereida (Eric) Knapp of Ann Arbor, MI, Katherine Dorsch of Philadelphia, Sara Dorsch (Paul) McMinn of Plainfield, IL, and Alex Dorsch of Chicago; Sister, Madeline Sebesta Oakley of Greenville, RI; beloved friend, Gwen Ballard of Carbondale, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Kathleen Pereida; sister, Edith Sebesta Rhodes; and former wife, Patricia Koutnik Sebesta.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-4 pm at Park Place, 406 W Woodstock St, Crystal Lake, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project,


Charitable donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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