John L. Kassal, 67, Woodstock, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at his home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1948, to Josef and Rosalia “Rose” (Reitter) Kassal in Austria.
He served in the U.S. Army, and he learned to be punctual. He found his niche in life in the printing industry, working for a small printing company. In his career which spanned more than 30 years, he traveled all over the world, taking Continental Data Label from its humble beginning to an international business.
He was a great outdoorsman and was a founding member of Bull Valley Golf Club. He had the courage of a lion as he faced his health issues. No man could have loved his son and grandson more than he did.
Survivors include a son, Peter Kassal, Oceanside, Calif.; Peter’s mother, Sandi Kassal, Sun City, Ariz.; a grandson, Peter Lyric Kassal; a sister, Magdalina Korving, Woodstock; a sister-in-law, Betty Kassal; his loving partner of 12 years, Meredith Sterling; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Adam Kassal; a brother-in-law, Martin Korving; and a niece, Ingrid.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Visitation will continue at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave., Woodstock, until the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles Illinois.
Memorials can be made to the Diabetes Research Institute or to Animal House Shelter Inc., Huntley.