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John F. ‘Jack’ Webb

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Dr. John Francis "Jack" Webb

STERLING – Dr. John Francis “Jack” Webb, DDS, 91, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Jack was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Cleveland, the son of Raymond M. and Nell (Boland) Webb. He attended Cathedral Latin High School and John Carroll University. Jack received his doctorate degree in dentistry at Northwestern University. Jack married Lorene J. Fennell on Sept. 1, 1947, in Garfield Heights, Ohio. She preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2010. Jack was a veteran, and served as a Navy commander during the Korean War. Jack was a lifetime member of the Illinois Dental Society and served on the board of directors. He served on the Sterling Park Board for 17 years, both as director and commissioner. He was an active member of St. Mary Church and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul. Jack was a supporter of local sports, and could be seen cheering on any of Newman High School’s many sporting activities for more than 50 years.

Dr. Webb is survived by immediate family members, his sister, Marge Roth, 92, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; four children, Bruce (Linda) Webb of Sterling, Shaun (Jennifer) Webb of Wimauma, Fla., Michelle (Jim) Brauner of Marcell, Minn., and Mary Pat (Jack) Boarman of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dr. Webb was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene, a love that lasted 63 years; and by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. James R. Keenan officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. Immediately following the graveside service, lunch will be served at St. Mary Parish Center. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Newman Central Catholic High School’s athletics department.

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