John Wayne Coley, 76, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Hospice Alliance in Pleasant Prairie. John was born on July 6, 1946 in Statesville, North Carolina, the son of James William and Brownie Ozelle (Nee: Boovey) Coley. On April 26, 2020 he married Kathleen M. Pizzolanti. John worked in machine operations for J.I. Case for 32 years. He also served with the United States Marines with the rank of Sergeant from 1966 to 1972 receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Presidential Unit Citation with 1 star, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon. John enjoyed spending time outdoors both bow and arrow and rifle hunting. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking and playing softball. John will be deeply missed by his wife Kathleen daughter Kelly (Mike) Cortese and brother James Coley as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his son John Jr., and his first wife Cassandra Coley. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. in Strouf Funeral Home, 1001 High Street. The family will receive guests on Saturday, June 10, 2023 in the Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Burial is private for the family per John’s wishes.