John Falconnier, 92, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, November 10, 1928, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL.
John was born in France to Swiss parents and later immigrated to the U.S. He was a lover of nature, a lover of Mom, a skilled craftsman with exceptional work ethic, and was inventive and resourceful. John started his own business when he was in his forties doing upholstery. He was content with what he had and knew how to enjoy the simple things in life. He was forever curious and never bored. He was a member of Villa Hills Gospel Chapel in Belleville, IL and served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his:
- father, Charles François Falconnier
- mother, Ida Falconnier
- 3 brothers:
- 2 sisters:
Surviving are his:
- wife, Mary Patricia Falconnier of Belleville, IL
- Ruth (Daniel) Campos of Belleville, IL
- Lydia A. (Neil Carruthers) Falconnier of Chicago, IL
- Evelyn M. Falconnier of San Diago, CA
- Philip J. (Camille) Falconnier of Housesprings, MO
- 10 grandchildren:
- 11 great-grandchildren
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Dayspring Bible Camp in Ironton, MO https://www.dayspringbiblecamp.org/
Funeral: Private Family Services
To John’s family and friends, John was a lovely man. He and his wife Pat welcomed me to Belleville in 1991 to start my family and welcomed me as part of their Church family. We were so happy to know him and are blessed by his family to this day. Heaven knows another angel, one with a great sense of humor and personality. His family will miss him. My condolences to Pat and the (grand and great-grandchildren), as well as the members of Villa Hills Gospel Chapel.
Sincerely, Rhonda Branneky & Sons