October 4, 1933 - September 3, 2018
Delavan, WI -- John Nelson O'Brien Jr., age 84, of Delavan passed away on Monday, September 3, at his home in Lake Bluff, IL. He was born in Delavan on October 4, 1933 to John and Peg Moehlenpah O'Brien. John was born, lived and worked most of his life in Delavan. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. From the USMC, he enrolled at Lawrence University, then went on to get his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. John practiced law in Delavan his entire career, and also served as a municipal judge for Walworth County. John was an avid hunter (he lived for it), and enjoyed his annual hunting trips to Minong, WI, with his sons and friends. He also enjoyed coaching and watching his boys play sports, and was a basketball and football referee for the high school and the Wisconsin School for the Deaf.
John is survived by his two sons, John (Jack) O'Brien III, 50, of Huntington Beach, CA, Jim O'Brien, 47, of Libertyville, IL; nephew Brien Gefvert, 67, of Grayslake IL; daughter-in-law, Jan O'Brien, 48, of Libertyville, IL; grandchildren: Kevin O'Brien, 22, U.S. Navy, Madison O'Brien, 18, Indiana University, Katie O'Brien, 16, Huntington Beach, CA, Peyton O'Brien, 15, Libertyville, IL, and Kendall O'Brien - 13, Libertyville, IL. John is preceded in death by wife, Noreen.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., September 22, 2018 at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave., in Delavan. Memorials can be directed to Jack O'Brien. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family. Please visit us as delavanfuneralhome.com