John Katschke, 47 of Beecher, IL (formerly of Crete, IL) passed away on July 10 unexpectedly at home. Beloved father of Sydney, Katelyn, Johnny, and proceeded in death by Amanda. He is survived by his loving wife Christina Katschke, Dear son of James Katschke and Joyce (James) Maass. Brothers James (Penny), Keith (Robyn), Shawn, Peter (Christy), and Scott (Erin). Son in law of Edward McLaughlin. Uncle to many. John had a love for his kids and the outdoors. He retired from Local 9. John was happy when in front of a bonfire with his family. This is a loss that has been deeply felt by those close to him. He was a bright light to his family.