John worked for Waverly Schools for 30 years. He was a member of Circus Model Builders and the Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Juliann; children, Tammy (Jay) Hoyland, Tracy (Josh) Heusinkveld and Bethany (Marc) Sleight; nine grandchildren; and sisters, Bette (Jack) Armour and Lorie Schrauben.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church or the American Heart Association.