John Keigher, 76, of Frankfort

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John R. Keigher, age 76, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, at Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary (nee Morrical) Keigher; son John “Jay” (Natalie) Keigher of Orland Park; grandson Thomas Keigher; brother Roger (Janet) Keigher; and sisters Joan (Dennis) Hall, Jean (Richard) Boland and Patti (Chester) Kirk; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose and Adele (nee Dorais) Keigher, his parents-in-law, Merl and Alma Morrical, brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Gerald Morrical, and his sister-in-law, Bonnie Lavoie.

John attended St. Joseph’s Academy in Manteno, Bishop McNamara High School, Kankakee, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, and Lewis University, Romeoville. John also served his country with the United States Army. John was an accomplished project manager. He held licensed patents on processed water treatment and co-authored two professional publications.

John was employed with Unilever for 23 years. He was a partner and founder of Tri State Enterprises for 19 years. Upon his retirement, he engaged in his first love, farming, with his brother Roger and finally retired in 2022. John also liked to travel, and he enjoyed a Euchre game every now and then.

Funeral services for John took place on Saturday, November 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 235 W. North St., Manhattan, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will took place at All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais, immediately following Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to St. Joseph Grade School, P.O. Box 70, Manhattan, IL 60442. Arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321, www.forsythegouldfh.com.

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