John J. McGuckin aged 90 passed away peacefully on July 12, 2021 in Valparaiso, IN. John was born July 23, 1930 in Chicago IL. To John G. and Gertrude (Behm) McGukin who preceded him in death. On October 4, 1958 in Evergreen Park he married Audrey E. Jurgens who survives him. Together they had 5 children Ronald McGuckin, Brian (Kathy) McGuckin, Charles McGuckin, Glen McGuckin, and Audrey (Bill) Reners who all survive. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles McGuckin. John was a Navy veteran and worked as a chemist in the papermill industry. In his spare time he greatly enjoyed reading. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday July 15, 2021 at Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso, IN. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, 5304 Hohman Avenue, Hammond IN. 46320 at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 16, 2021 with Rev. Canon James T Hoogerwerf presiding and with burial to follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 6001 W. 111st. Alsip. IL 60803. Memorials may be made to the VFW or Indiana Right to Life. Bartholomew Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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