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Former Fire Chief John Nixon's Obituary and Services
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By Fire Chief Jon Cokefair
August 28, 2023

John R. Nixon, 72, of Algonquin, died peacefully, August 26, 2023 at home with his family by his side.
He was born March 22, 1951 in Aurora, Illinois , the first-born son of Carl W. and Mary L. (nee White) Nixon. John is survived by Laura L. Nixon (nee Lenzi), his wife of 51 years. John is also survived by his sister, Julitta and her lifelong partner Lee Waters. He was preceded in death by his brother James E. Nixon “Jimmy”.
John and Laura shared their love with their children, Christopher (Tara Rogers) Nixon, Corinne (Gary) Cundiff, Dr. Cara Nixon (Noel Manlunas), from those bonds’ came their beloved thirteen grandchildren, Bailey Nixon, Kelsey Nixon, Rylee Cundiff, Zach Dowllar, Gavin Nixon, Brienna Cundiff, Liam Nixon, Jackson Cundiff, Delaney Cundiff, Caden Nixon, Elliot Manlunas, Max Manlunas and Abigail Manlunas.
In 1969 he graduated from West Chicago Community High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from National Lewis University and Creative Leadership Certification from Southern New Hampshire University.
Following High school John worked for fifteen years with Illinois Bell Telephone Company before he found his true calling with a 45-year career in Fire Service. Chief Nixon served proudly for twenty years with Streamwood, IL Fire Department, followed by eight years with Antioch, IL Fire Department and five years with Fox River and Countryside Fire Department.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home -10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. With a professional walk through at 7:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 8, 2023, 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. The burial will be at Huntley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Fire Fighter Cancer Network at: www.iaff.org/fightcancer
For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com


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