John Madison Fewkes, Jr.

1931-05-24 - 2021-05-24

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

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Place of Service: St. Kieran Catholic Church 724 W 195th Street, Chicago Heights, IL (Map-it)

Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

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John Madison Fewkes, Jr. age 90 longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on May 24, 2021.  Loving husband of 65 years to Dorothea (nee Baxter); beloved father to Cheryl (Randy) Dockins, James (Christine) Fewkes, Matthew (Kim) Fewkes and the late John M. Fewkes IV.  Cherished grandfather of 10; great grandfather 8.  Dear brother to David (Rosemary) Fewkes, the late William Fewkes, the late Richard Fewkes and the late Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Smith.  Fond uncle to many.  John was a Principal and a Teacher for several Chicago public schools and served proudly in the U.S. Army.

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines of wearing masks/face coverings and social distancing. On behalf of the family and the funeral home staff, we would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Thursday, May 27th, from 4pm to 8pm at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Funeral mass at 10AM at St. Kieran Catholic Church, Chicago Heights, Illinois on Friday.  Interment: Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.   Info: (708) 754-0016



  1. Gene and Maria Bunte on May 26, 2021 at 12:29 pm
    Dear Dottie and family. It is with the deepest feelings of love and friendship that we have enjoyed with the Fewkes family since about 1973 that we accept the loss of Jack. It lifts our spirit to know that he now rests with the Lord while we are left to reminisce of the days we were together. All of our memories bring smiles of when we were together. It is the most difficult thing when moving to a different area. We will look forward to joining our friends in heaven. All is well with us: Gene reached 90 in April and we will celebrate 67 years in June.

  2. ARIS Tomac on May 28, 2021 at 1:37 pm
    My deepest sympathy for your loss, Dotty. Always enjoyed dancing with you two. I have many fond memories. Love, ARIS Jackson Tomac

  3. Carlton Riley. Ruggles, Class of 1967. on October 17, 2021 at 8:12 pm
    I attended Martha Ruggles Elementary School, & Mr. Fewkes was my gym teacher. He inspired me to pursue Physical Education as my college major. REST WELL, Mr. Fewkes. You will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

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