On Aug. 31, 2020, John Thomas Kochel Jr., loving husband and father of three children, passed away at age 53.

John was born Feb. 9, 1967, in Joliet, the son of John and Diane Kochel.

He graduated from Herscher High School, where he loved to play sports; was a great football player and excelled in wrestling.

John joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and he was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base working on aircraft. He was deployed overseas during the Gulf War.

He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor.

Preceding him in death was his father, John.

Surviving are his mother, Diane; his wife, Monica; his sons, Jake and Logan, and daughter, Alex; his brothers, Ron, James and William; his sisters, Deanna and Raquelle; along with several cousins, nieces and a nephew.

Cremation rites have been accorded. No services will be held.

Memorial donations may be sent to: 2561 York Road, Saint James City, FL 33956.