John ‘Jack’ Durbin

John ‘Jack’ Durbin

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BLOOMINGTON — John “Jack” Durbin, 89, of Bloomington died at 1:50 p.m. Friday (Nov. 15, 2013) at Liberty Village of LeRoy.

A private celebration of life will be at a later date. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of cremation arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Village of LeRoy or OSF Hospice, as their kindness and care for both Jack and his wife, Mildred, is treasured by Jack’s family.

Jack was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Bloomington. He was the only child of John W. Durbin and Lavina Eisenberg Durbin. Jack was raised by his grandparents as his own mother died from tuberculosis when he was three. He married Mildred Beyer on May 25, 1947, in Bloomington.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred, at Liberty Village of LeRoy; and his sons, John E. (Chris Oyer, Decatur) Durbin and Doug (Deeya) Durbin, both of Bloomington.

Jack worked first at Browns Home and Auto and then Thornton Motors as a parts manager from 1955 to 1984. He was a raving fan of the Illini, Cubs and Bears throughout the years. He loved to read and he regularly shared his opinion on current affairs.

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