John P. Speckman

John P. Speckman, formerly of Plainfield, passed away at his home in Florida, on January 18, 2019, at the age of 74.  John was born on December 25, 1944, the son of the late Charles and Marie (nee Vogrin) Speckman.  He was raised in Joliet,  attended St. John the Baptist Grade School, graduated from Joliet Catholic High School, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Illinois University.  John was a proud United States Army Veteran and was a former member of the Plainfield American Legion Marne Post 13. 

John was the true “snowbird”, who spent many years traveling south to spend his winters in Florida, finally making that location his permanent home this past October.  He kept himself busy playing golf after retiring from a long career in the banking industry. 

John is survived by his one son, Joseph Speckman, of West Dundee, IL; his brother, Kenneth Speckman; and his sister, Lynn (Dennis) Janik.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 33 years, Sandra (nee Augustine) (2002); his parents; and several aunts and uncles.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, IL.  As it was his request, cremation rites have been accorded.  Interment will take place at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where full military honors will be held under the auspices of the United States Army and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Squad. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Disabled American Veterans would be appreciated. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at