Emmett D. O’Neill

BEACH PARK, IL – Emmett D. O’Neill, 72 of Beach Park, IL died on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born July 11, 1944 in Marquette, MI.

He moved to Waukegan, IL in the mid 60’s for work at Dexter Corp. Emmett entered the United States Army in 1968 and served in Germany. Following his honorable discharge from the Army he returned to Waukegan and his job at Dexter Corp where he worked for the next 34 years. Emmett was also a member of St. Dismas Catholic Church where he was an usher and a member of the Men’s Club. He was also a member of the Homer Dahringer Post 281 of Waukegan.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Gail, children Rick O’Neill of Beach Park, IL, and Barbara (Jim) Kennedy of Wind Lake, WI. Three grandchildren, Abby (fiance Keith Strasser) Kennedy, Rachel Kennedy and Jamie Kennedy. Sisters Margaret (Gerald) Keller of Marquette, Maureen (Robert) Hofer of Gwinn and Eileen O’Neill of Marquette. Brothers-in-law Fred Melka of Negaunee and Fred Eggli of Marquette.

He was preceded in death by one brother John O’Neill, and sisters, Roberta Zorza, Geraldine Melka, Patricia Bigger, infant sister Eleanor O’Neill and his parents Robert and Elizabeth O’Neill.

Services and burial will be held in Marquette at a later date.