OCONOMOWOC -- John R. Maglio entered eternal life on July 19, 2019, at the age of 85. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 5, 1934, to Charles and Tina (nee Maglio) Maglio.
Beloved father of Tina (Gary) Timmel and John C. Maglio. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy; Heather, Tyler, Kara, Mary, Nicholas, Caleigh Rose and Teagan. He is further survived by his dear sister Gloria (Gary) Schaefer of Marana, Arizona and many relatives.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Ellen, stepson Nicholas, parents Charles and Tina Maglio, sister Sue Tengel and brother, Joseph Maglio.
John loved spending time with family, friends and his church family. Many of his neighbors would say that he always was willing to help and offer his support and guidance. He was an amazing caregiver and friend to many. He spent many hours comforting others while they were healing in the hospital, at home or in a nursing home.
Being a father and grandfather brought him the most joy. He would not miss a family birthday or holiday celebration. He loved running errands every Friday with his daughter. He shared his infinite knowledge of sports, politics, climate change and world issues during weekly outings. He texted or called his son after every hole during major golf tournaments. He cared deeply about everyone around him and shared passionately his opinions!
John attended weekly mass for many years at St. Jerome Church and more recently at the Wilkinson Manor where he would help set up the altar, greet parishioners and lead in song or readings. He loved serving God in this way. He was blessed to have a personal relationship with the priests and staff at Holy Hill and St. Jerome Parish. John was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, Oconomowoc Council 2487 and a Fourth Degree Knight of the Albert Cardinal Meyer Assembly.
We truly believe his strong faith in Christ kept him strong through many of his own medical adversities. He loved life on earth and wanted to stay strong no matter how hard recoveries were on him. His perseverance is admired by all that knew and loved him.
Special thanks to the caring staff at ProHealth Care and AngelsGrace Hospice.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at noon at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Memorials are suggested to St. Jerome Catholic Church, AngelsGrace Hospice or donor's choice.
Evert Lucko Funeral Home
170 Warren Ave. Hartland