Geneva Banker John VanThournout Dies at 84
- Deceased's name: John G. VanThournout
- Age: 84
- Date: Friday, April 6, 2012
- Hometown: Geneva
John G. VanThournout of Geneva, IL, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, banker, golfer, philanthropist and lifelong Cubs fan, died Friday, April 6, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joyce.
Born Aug. 31, 1927, in Elgin, he was the youngest of 10 children.
John began his career as a teller at First National Bank of Geneva in 1950. He rose to and served as president for more than 20 years.
He served as staff sargeant in the US Air Force in Virginia from 1951-1952.
He was a founder of Fabyan Foundation, board member of TriCity Family Services, an alderman for Geneva, as well as a longtime member of United Methodist Church, Rotary International, the American Legion, St. Charles Country Club and Geneva Golf Club.
He is the father of three daughters: Nancy (Michael) Nydle of Albuquerque, Gail (Howard) Lanznar of Wilmette, Debra (Charles) Campbell of Geneva. Grandfather to Christopher (Emily) Nydle, Nathaniel (Lauren) Campbell, Marcus Lanznar, Kathryn (Lyle) Anastos, Jonathan Lanznar and Kara Nydle. Great-grandfather to Ainsley and Avery Nydle.
He is survived by two sisters: Anna DeWeirdt and Bernice Ludtke and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday April 14, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday April 13, at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to United Methodist Church of Geneva: 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, IL 60134. 630-232-7120
For information, please call the funeral home 630-232-7337 or www.yursfuneralhomes.com.
This notice is courtesy of Yurs Funeral Home.