John H. Kilcullen

John H. Kilcullen, age 60, suddenly, beloved husband of Jacqueline, nee Zanetti; loving father of Caitlin, Patrick and Conor; dear brother of Jeff (Linda) and Kris (Doug) Smith; uncle of many nieces and nephews; cherished son of the late Joseph Kilcullen and the late Mary Patricia Wingert.  John’s family is so grateful and deeply touched by the show of love and support they have received throughout this difficult time from family and friends. John loved life and will be missed deeply by those who loved him.  Visitation Monday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral 9:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst.  Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Interment Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Parish, 134 Arthur St., Elmhurst, IL 6016 or West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 W. Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515.  For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

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13 comments on “John H. Kilcullen
  1. Carla Joyce says:

    Jackie, Caitlin, Patrick, Conor- I am so saddened for your family. John was a great guy and will be missed by many, including his fur friends. His love for his family was obvious when he talked about all your family vacations. He was a special friend and I am blessed to have had him in my life.

  2. Fran grund says:

    Jackie and Caitlin, Connor, and Patrick,
    Such a sad time. So sorry for your loss. John was a great guy and will be missed by many. John was always the first to let his fellow classmates know if someone was sick, or passed away. I have good memories of John. Goodnight killer, may you rest in peace.

  3. Susan Riley says:

    To the Kilcullen Family- I worked with John for 12 years at Concept. I not only loved his sense of humor, but loved his knowledge that he used to share with us at the lunch table. He would pretty much tell us tales of his youth, but also was a fountain of interesting information, insightful, , meaningful opinions that he would share. We loved to gather at the lunch table to not only hear his wisdom, but to learn from him. He was not only a colleague, but a friend.

    I can only imagine your loss of someone so special. I pray you find comfort in the fact that he touched our lives as well. I know he loved you all, and was so very proud of his family He will be sorely missed! I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you all!

  4. Peggy Wangler says:

    I am so very sorry, but no words can help you through your suffering. I pray you find peace and smile at the memories.

  5. Melody Wilkinson says:

    To the family, I worked with John. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God to comfort you and cherish the memories of John that made you smile.

  6. Gwen Lee says:

    Sorry for your loss may you make God your stronghold during this difficult time.

  7. Joe Kilcullen says:

    My uncle was a great person and a loving father. I had a great deal of respect and love for him and he will be dearly missed. I appreciate all of the interests he had and was able to enjoy some of those with him which I will cherish forever. Love, Joe

  8. Debra Klosterman Catalano says:

    Jackie, Caitlin, Connor & Patrick, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband/father. We have a lot of great memories and fun times we all had together. You are all deep in my prayers. Please comforted by Gods love and strength. Deb

  9. Robert Wojtysiak says:

    I only knew John as a mentor at Supreme Great Lakes, John was always eager to help, a gentle attitude and a Great Trainer. He will be missed. I am sure that he is in the presents of our Lord and Savior. I pray that in time you and your family will find comfort in knowing that John has just gone ahead to prepare a place for when we meet again. Sincerely Bob Wojtysiak (Wojo)

  10. Cass Rufus says:

    Jackie, I am so sorry and sadden for your loss. God has a new chapter for your husband and you and know that it will indeed be a great one. God Bless you.

  11. A.C.George says:

    Dear Kilcullen Family,

    I am very saddened to hear about John. I hired him at McCormick & Company and I worked with John very closely. John was driven, passionate, fearless, tireless, savvy about customer relations, sharp, and full of humor socially. I always enjoyed John’s company and I respected all who he was. I send all my strength, support, faith, and prayers to you all. What a guy!


    A.C. George

  12. Carol Crawford says:

    I was privileged to get to know John during Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training class this past year. We all appreciated his unique observations, his sincerity and his huge heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss and sorrow. Blessings to all of you. –c.

  13. Tom Cahill says:

    The man they called “Killer” was a man who would kill you with kindness and comedy. Growing up in Elmhurst, John was someone who our group looked up to in every aspect of life. His warm smile and “down to earth human” character will forever be etched into the hearts of those he touched. Our loss here is Heaven’s gain. Rest in peace John.

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