John W. Irwin

January 13, 2022

John William Irwin, 81, of Downers Grove, at rest January 12, 2022. Proud United States Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam era. Born November 22, 1940 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Bernice Irwin. Beloved husband of Janet (nee Mertens); loving father of Stacy (Roy) Ludescher and Dawn (Eric) Stendel, stepfather of Lynda Waszak, Lisa Marco and Frank (Margaret) Marco; devoted grandfather of Brandon, Stacy, Jordyn, Stephen, Ryan, Abigail, Lacey, Trista and Shelby; dear brother of Bob, Richard, Janice, Helen, Sharon, Earl and Eileen; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. John was a member of the the Downers Grove Moose and Downers Grove American Legion. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held in June. Date and time to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-852-8000 or