John W. Gosselin

Gosselin, John William 78, died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at his home in Batavia. He was born on February 20, 1934, in Aurora, Illinois, to John Stephen Gosselin and Betty Gosselin (nee Willoughby). He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1952 and from Beloit College in 1956, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago in 1959. Mr. Gosselin was an attorney in the Batavia law firm of Benson, Mair and Gosselin and was the City Attorney of Batavia for many years. He was a member of the Illinois Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association and the Batavia Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith Gosselin (nee Wheeler); his four children, Kathleen Gosselin (Arnold Kalnins), Gabrielle Gosselin Clai (Rudy), John W. Gosselin, and Thomas Gosselin (Stephanie) and by his grandchildren, Wilson Willoughby Gosselin, Margaret Rose Gosselin and Frances Mae Gosselin. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Charles Gosselin; and his sister, Susan Gosselin Preihs. Per his request there will be no visitation. Burial will be private. Memorials may be directed to Provena Hospice, 799 S. McLean Boulevard, Suite 101, Elgin, Illinois 60123. For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home, 630-879-7900 or

Funeral Home

Moss Family Funeral Home
209 South Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-7900

Published in Beacon News on Sept. 6, 2012