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Francis John McQuade III

December 20, 1957 - December 21, 2020

Francis John McQuade III Francis John McQuade III
    December 28, 2020 | 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Memorial Service
  • December 28, 2020 | 7:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois
  • Burial Location

Francis John McQuade III, 63, passed on to heaven on Monday, December 21, surrounded by his loving
family. He was greatly loved by his wife, children, grandchildren, their families and all the lives he
touched throughout the course of his life.

John was born on December 20th, 1957 in Aurora, Illinois. On February 5th, 1983, he married the love of
his life Donna Lynn Anderson. Together they welcomed two children: Jill Lynn McQuade (Smith) and
Brett Andrew McQuade. They also have one beautiful granddaughter Reagan Mildred Smith and another
joining the family in May of 2021.

John attended Kaneland High School where is he was a standout athlete in multiple sports. After
concluding his time at Kaneland High School, he attended Waubonsee Community College. During his
two years at Waubonsee Community College he played baseball and basketball. After two years at
Waubonsee Community he transferred to Elmhurst College where he majored in Business. He also
played basketball and baseball. John is a member of both Kaneland High School and Waubonsee
Community College hall of fame.

John touched the hearts of many people throughout his life. John has often been described as larger
than life and could always be found with a big smile on his face. He was extremely active in his
community and quickly got involved in youth sports. His coaching career started early when he took an
active role in coaching many of his younger brother Kevins sports teams. Then it continued when both of
his children began to participate in organized sports. John had a special talent for connecting with kids.
He was able to pull the best out of all his athletes and they wanted to play for him. He had a way of
making you feel special and that came from the fact that you knew he cared about you. John was an
active member of the trap shooting community and in 1984 he won the Grand American Handicap. He is
an active member of the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club. He traveled the country attending many state
trap shooting events. Throughout his career in Mortgage Lending, he truly enjoyed helping people
achieve their own American Dream of owning a home. Though he enjoyed sports and helping others, his
greatest joy in life was his family. He loved spending his weekends in the backyard, surrounded by family
and sharing a fun story or two.

Survived by his wife Donna, daughter Jill (Brian), son Brett, granddaughter Reagan, sister Cynthia
McQuade-Thomas (Larry), his brother Kevin McQuade, and his nephews Reid Thomas and Liam

Visitation will be held on Monday December 28th from 3:00pm-7:00pm, with a memorial service to
follow promptly at 7:00 pm at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street St. Charles IL 60174.


Jan Bubb from Waunakee , WI

"Donna, Jill, and Brett, our prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness. The loss of a father, particularly one as loving and supportive as John, is heartbreaking.John played such a huge roll in the lives of so many “men” (as he would refer to his young boys of 12/13 under his tutelage as their baseball coach) ... especially our son, Nathaniel.Our family has so many fond memories of spending time with such a fine man. He will be sorely missed.With Our Love, Tim, Jan, Robert, Michael and Nathaniel Bubb"

Steve Bailey from Sycamore, IL

"Even though John and I only crossed paths two or three times since high school we always had a good laugh about days in the past. He was always thought of and always will be, rest in peace ol' buddy. Thoughts and prayers to the family."

Robert J Landi from Plainfield, IL

"John, you will be missed by family, friends, and just about anyone who met you! I enjoyed all of our conversations with you about your family and sports while at Montini, but also all these years since my retirement as well. You were a class act and a great example of what being a father meant to so many! I will miss our talks about life and our families my friend, God received a great addition to heaven when you arrived. We will miss you, but see you again in heaven, Bob."

Joyce Dwight Swartwood from Whitewater, WI

"Our hearts are saddened by John’s death. You are a wonderful family and you will miss him greatly, but know he made a difference in many young lives. John was full of joy and shared his smile freely. He liked the fireworks too."

Michael Serrurier from Aurora, IL

"I met John on our annual March Madness excursions many years ago. He was a very engaging and fun man. RIP Big John."

Kim Kimmel from St charles, IL

"Donna, Jill, and Brett, So sorry to hear of Johns passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May only happy memories sustain you through this difficult time. Fondly, The Kimmel family"

Ken Youhn from Fox River Grove, IL

"A great guy and fantastic family man gone too soon. John fit in well in any crowd always with a big smile and a story to tell. He will be missed."

Bev Livermore from Franklin, TN

"John, so sorry you are gone so early. You will be greatly missed."

Sue Ellett from Hampshire, IL

"I send my condolences to the entire McQuade family. I remember John in the bleachers cheering for the Kaneland Knights Girl's Basketball teams in the late '80s and early '90s as I learned so much from the coaching staff that included his father Frank. His father taught me, a first year coach, the important things in athletics such as work-ethic, sportsmanship, respecting your opponents, how to lose graciously and how to win with class. I remember John's words of encouragement to the athletes competing. Know this everyone, Big John was the apple that did not fall far from the tree!!! The McQuades believed in 3 F's in life: Faith, FAMILY, and Friendship. Anyone who has had the privilege of spending time with his family has truly been blessed, I know I have."

Jim Cooney from Glen Ellyn, IL

"I gained an appreciation for John as a competitor when he was at Waubonsie where he was one of the leading scorers in the State. I was fortunate to join him at Elmhurst and gained a deeper appreciation for him as a teammate. May God bless him and give Donna & the family strength and peace at this difficult time."

Nicki Potts from Earlville , IL

"My heart is saddened. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you."

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"May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time and accept my sincere condolencesDave and Renee"

Robert and Roni Dutro from Sugar Grove, IL

"John was a gentle giant. We appreciate all his and your help in making our new home purchase a wonderful event. He will be missed by all. We will be praying for comfort for you and your family."

Carol and Al Szabo from Lake Geneva, WI

"Donna and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have you all in our prayers."

Jim Griffin from St.Charles, IL

"Donna, Jill, Brett,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. John was such a giving person and so many young men benefited from his Coaching Expertise! The time spent sharing life lessons on the diamond and hardwood is a true example of the leader he was. I hope you can find solace in the fact John goes on living in each of you.God Bless,The Griffin Family"

Dallas Peters from Elburn, IL

"John was a lifelong friend, teammate and inspiration. So gifted in so many ways, yet so humble. It was an honor to have known him on the level that I did. I will, as will so many of our friends, miss him dearly. He was a great leader, a great teammate and a great man. Those that John touched are forever better people because him. Big John - the MAN! Love to his family"

Ken Ludke from St Charles, IL

"Donna, Jill and Brett So sorry for your loss. I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news. A good man taken too soon. Have comfort in knowing John had such a positive impact on so many lives. I always enjoyed our conversations. He truly loved his family. Such a large personality. Thanks for everything John. I will never forget you."

Philip Kruzinski from REDWOOD CITY, CA, CA

"Dear Donna & family, We didn’t know John well but could hear and see from the thoughts shared by Jill and Brett along with his friends that he was very special to his friends and especially to you and his children. Our condolences to you and your family.Sincerely, Phil & brothers"

Joe Garbarski from Saint Charles, IL

"My condolences to the family, I met John many years ago when we were both coaching our daughters in Tri-Cities Soccer. We had some spirited matches for a few years and John always displayed great coaching talents and sportsmanship. I am truly sorry for your loss."

Alex & Vicky Rullo from St. Charles , IL

"Donna and family, we are so very sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was such a kind person and we always looked forward to working with him. God Speed John."

Brad Bomkamp from Loves Park, IL

"I had the pleasure of knowing John thru the sport of trapshooting. When I moved to IL in 2002, John was one of the first shooters to befriend me and help me feel comfortable at the new clubs and shooters. John was always very supportive of me as a competitor and youth shooting teams that I help coach.On an additional note, John won the Grand American Handicap or "Superbowl" of trapshooting in 1984. A close family friend of mine, Dennis Taylor of Muscoda, WI, won the same event in 1973. I got a chance to get a picture of the two of them together a couple of years ago at Darien Sporting Goods. It was a pretty special day for me and them!"

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