John Neil Falloon
John Neil Falloon
  • February 11, 1922 - April 26, 2017
  • Elgin, Illinois

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John N. Falloon, 95, of Elgin passed away April 26, 2017 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.
He was born February 11, 1922 in Oneida, IL to John and Grace (Rittenhouse) Falloon. He graduated from Cambridge High School. He then served in the United States Air Force during WWII. On March 9, 1946 he married Bette Girven.
John was an excellent carpenter and made a career of it for several years. He also made his hobby of coin collecting a career when he became the original owner of the Northern Illinois Coin & Stamp Shop in 1962 until his retirement in 1971. After his retirement he and Bette moved to Sarasota, Florida where he opened Sarasota Coin and Stamp Co. They spent many wonderful years there before returning to Elgin in 2004 to be closer to family.
John is survived by his wife, Bette; his daughters, Linda (Phil) Wencek and Diane (Jim) Schneff; son-in-law, Donald McCormick; grandchildren, Angie (Mike) Dachman, Kelli (Dan) Heneghan, Joe (Suzanne) Jurs, Debbie (Tracy) Wienrich, Bryan (Jennifer) Schneff, Jennifer (Kyle) Williamson, and Shawn (Sara) Cooper; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie McCormick; his parents; and his sister, Peggy Cummings.
Services for John were private for the family.
John's family would like to say a special thank you to Sherman Hospital Cardiac Care nurses and staff floor 2b and a warm hearted thank you to Dr. Elio Vento for his care of our father through the years.
For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at