John “Jack”  Fitzpatrick, age 84, of Dwight, Illinois passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Heritage Health Nursing Home in Dwight. He was born March 8, 1938 in Odell, Illinois to the late James L. and Evelyn A. (nee Tarrant) Fitzpatrick. He graduated from Odell High School with the class of 1956 and honorably served our country with the United States Marine Corps. Jack loved spending time with his family and always looked forward to his daily breakfast with friends. He also enjoyed visiting with his neighbors, playing video slots, and was an avid political enthusiast. Surviving are two children: Lynne (George) Cain of Dwight and Brian (Chris) Fitzpatrick of Australia; seven grandchildren: Michael, Abbey and Luke Fitzpatrick; Akiko and Alex Fink; Shannon Cain and Dylan (Kyndsie Huston) Cain; granddaughter of the heart, Briana Miles; first wife, Eileen (nee Duffy) Hitchcock, whom he married October 29, 1960; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Preceding him in death were his parents; three siblings, Lucille Locke, Jimmy and Harry Fitzpatrick; and wife, Janice (nee Westbrook) Fitzpatrick, whom he married May 27, 1988 and predeceased him on April 11, 2021. Cremation rites were accorded. A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date and inurnment will take place in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be directed to Lightways Hospice: R. W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements. For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to or find us on Facebook.