John was born March 16, 1929, in Corunna, Michigan, and died on January 21, 2011.

He is survived by his dear wife of sixty years, Barbara; two daughters, Dawn (Dean Bragg) Hedgecock and Sandy (Bill) Burtch; two grandchildren, Jeff (Cathy) Burtch and Keri (George) Rozansky; one great-grandson, Georgie Rozansky; sister, Jean Day of Daytona Beach, Florida; and brother, Louis of Port Orange, Florida.

John was a retired Master Sergeant of the USAF, having served more than twenty years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  He also was a long time Air Force recruiter in Lansing.  John belonged to many service organizations including the American Legion, VFW, 40 et 8, and the Air Force Sergeants’ Association.  After retiring from the Air Force, John was employed as a crime investigator for the State of Michigan.  John had a great sense of humor and knew hundreds of jokes.  A sports fan, he especially enjoyed baseball, football, and golf.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Interment in Fort Custer National Cemetery will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Off he goes into the wild blue yonder.

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    Janis Cook Says:

    Sandy, you are a special friend and I want to send my sincere condolences especially to you. Rick wanted me to also send his to both you and Bill. Even though I did not know your father, I was so impressed reading about his very accomplished career but I know that, more importantly, he was also a great father and family man. I now understand that your wonderful sense of humor comes from him. Please know that I care for you and sending you a hug, my prayers and support. Let me know if I can be of any help.

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    Suzanne Eastman Dickerson Says:

    Just wanted to say I was thinking of you. I have wonderful memories of your dad and your entire family. So sorry to all of you!

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