John Webb passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 10, 2022.
John was born in Fond du Lac, WI on October 29, 1935 to the late Harold and Alice (Smith) Webb. He attended St. Joseph’s Grade School and graduated from St. Mary’s Springs Academy in 1953. After high school he obtained an apprenticeship from Giddings and Lewis. In 1958 John joined the Army National Guard and trained at Fort Ord, CA.
John worked in a variety of mechanical roles at Giddings & Lewis, A.O. Smith and Tower Automotive before retiring in 1999.
On February 25th, 1977 he married Virginia (Ginny) Nennig. They were married for 45 years residing in Fond du Lac, where they raised their two children, Dean and Cheri.
John’s life revolved around family, church, athletics and outdoor activities. He competed in football, basketball and baseball while at Springs, and continued to play many sports well into the middle part of his life. He later enjoyed watching his kids’ games and cheering on the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers.
John was passionate about many outdoor activities. Between May and September, he could be found fishing on Lake Winnebago. When he wasn’t fishing, he was likely tending to his garden or spending time in the pool with his family. In the fall he looked forward to his annual pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota and hunting at his cousin’s farm.
In retirement, John enjoyed traveling with his wife Ginny and spending time with his five grandchildren.
John was a devout Catholic and was very involved with his church. He served Mass at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Risen Savior. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Fraternal Order of Eagles. John also belonged to a number of conservation groups including Ducks Unlimited, Sturgeon for Tomorrow and Pheasants Forever.
Survivors include his wife Virginia, son Dean (Anna) Webb of Port Washington, WI and their children Owen and Maxwell; daughter Cheri (Troy) Nystrom of Victoria, MN and their children Kieran, Jackson and Avery; sister Mary (Dan) Schilling of Columbus, WI and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
John was preceded in death by his brother Tom and sister-in-law Donna; nephews, Jeff Schilling, J.P. Webb; many aunts and uncles; and his parents, Harold and Alice.
Service: Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 am at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 705 Michigan Avenue, North Fond du Lac, WI Monday, May 23, 2022, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, followed by committal in the Calvary Cemetery Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to St. Mary’s Springs Academy.
“The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and hospice team who provided care and support to John.”