october 12th, 2022: Funeral service - John Gehring
September 9th, 1959 - October 7th, 2022
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John L. Gehring, 63, of Northbrook, passed away suddenly October 7, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Debbie Gehring nee Picciolo; loving father of Amber (Paul) Nowacki and Lana Gehring; proud grandfather of Brooke and Bryce; dear son of Lorraine and the late Irving Gehring; dear brother of Blanche Gehring and Mark (Donna) Gehring; fond uncle of Adam (Jen), Emily (Jamie), Nick (Amber), Pam (Troy), Brandon, Jenna (Greg) and Krystle.
John was always full of energy – working on cars, dirt biking, water skiing and flying radio-controlled airplanes. Later in his life he built a log cabin completely from scratch using whole trees from his land. He never liked to sit still and would always be doing something. At the age of 31 he started his own plumbing business, JL Plumbing, after working years in the Chicago school system. So many of his clients became family to John and Debbie.
The resort in Post Lake, Wisconsin was a large part of his life. He met his wife of 40 years there when he was 14 years old and she was 12. Every year he looked forward to being in Wisconsin so he could be in the woods, plant trees, work on the log cabin and smell the fresh air. John taught both of his daughters how to be self-efficient and mechanically inclined. He started teaching these skills and values to his beloved grandchildren as well.
John left a lasting impression on everyone he met through his energy, unwavering drive and genuine ‘good guy’ personality. He would always help others before himself and without knowing it, he was a mentor to so many.
John is already greatly missed and lives on through the memories and lessons he taught everyone around him.