October 13 1938 July 20 2019
John’s Obituary John, of Novi, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Fox Run Retirement Community. He was 80. John was born October 13, 1938, in Rockford, IL, son of John M. “Pete” and Lois (Rohlen) Kjellstrom. He married Donna (Nelson) on March 11, 1961, in Geneva, IL. John attended Rockford College and the University of Illinois and worked for John Crane Packing from 1959 until his retirement as Automotive Sales Director in 1999. He spent the last six months of his life at Rose Court receiving skilled nursing care. His world was getting smaller and the physical challenges were getting larger ~ but it was still his world and it was good! What made it good? People! ~ the nurses, the aides, the kitchen servers, other patients and friendly visitors. To the end, John was a “people person”. May he rest in peace. John was the beloved husband of 58 years to Donna; devoted father of Thomas (Joan) Kjellstrom, Jane (Greg) Hanson and Ann Kjellstrom; cherished grandfather of Samantha and Jessica Kjellstrom, Frances and Mary Hanson, and Kathrine Farnham; and loving uncle to Katie (Dr. David) Ryan and Dr. William Kjellstrom. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. William (Mandy) Kjellstrom. The Kjellstrom family will receive guests at the Fox Run Retirement Community, Belmont Clubhouse, Signatures Dining Room, 41340 Fox Run Road, Novi, on Thursday morning, August 8th, from 10 am – 11 am. A memorial ceremony will commence at 11:00 am, and a luncheon will follow. In lieu of customary remembrances, those who wish to further honor John’s life are invited to consider contributions to either Common Ground, Bloomfield Hills, or Fox Run Scholarship Fund, Novi. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John Kjellstrom Jr October 13 1938 July 20 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Farmington Hills, state: Michigan