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John R. O'Neil

November 13, 1926 November 5, 2020
John R. O'Neil
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John Richard O’Neil, 93, Oconto, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at The Bay, Oconto. John was born November 13, 1926 in Oconto to the late Melvin and Lavila (Plum) O’Neil. He married Donna Messenger on March 31, 1948. She preceded him in death on June 24, 2004. John served in the US Navy During WWII. He sailed on the Great Lakes for Inter Lake Steam Ship Co. for seven years, worked for Oconto Brewing Co. for seven years and finally working for Krueger International until his retirement.

John is survived by two daughters, Carol (Cletus) Courchaine, Susan Gove; two sons, John (Corrine) O’Neil, Todd O’Neil; twelve grandchildren, Dennis (Kristine) Courchaine, Ann (Randy) Oleyniczak, Jamye Courchaine, John Gove, Chuck Gove, Stephanie Gove, Ashley (Steve) Stellmacher, Lindsey Gossen, Bridget Lipp, David O’Neil, Eric O’Neil, Damien O’Neil; many great great grandchildren, great great granddaughter, Brianna Oleyniczak. He was preceded in death by a son Melvin O’Neil; grandson, Patrick Courchaine; son-in-law, Richard Gove; two sisters, Claudine Gehling, Mary Lou Louiser; brother, Phillip O’Neil.

Funeral services are private. Online condolences may be expressed at For family attending masks and social distancing are required.
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