John DeWilde Jr.

John DeWilde Jr., age 67, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 in his residence. Born on July 30, 1954, in Greenville, Mississippi, John was the son of Eugene J. and Velma Iris (Maxey) DeWilde Sr. He was united in marriage to Jeanne West on March 24, 1984, in Vincennes, Indiana.

John retired from Zimmer, Inc in 2009 as a computer tech analyst with 31 years of service.  He was formerly employed at Warsaw Community Schools Stem Academy as a Librarian and in addition he served as a driver for KABS.  John was a member of the Kosciusko Co. Masonic Lodge 418, Mizpah Shrine Temple, Fort Wayne, and Kosciusko County Shrine Club

John is survived by his wife Jeanne DeWilde of Warsaw; son, Christopher DeWilde of Albuquerque, N.M; brother, Michael (Kim) DeWilde of Lafayette; granddaughters Raynn & Autumn DeWilde of Ashville, NC; brothers-in-laws: Larry (Trisha) West and Tony (Debbie) West both of Vincennes; sisters-in-laws: Ann West of Vincennes, and Ruth Wraley of Indianapolis; mother-in-law, Veronica West of Vincennes; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews .

A visitation is planned from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday October 7, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, Warsaw.  A Memorial service in celebration of his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST in the church with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Interment will be Private.  McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw have been entrusted with arrangements for the family.

Masks are optional, and social distancing is encouraged.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Shriners Hospital for Children – 2211 North Oak Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60707-3392
First United Methodist Church – 179 S. Indiana St. Warsaw, IN 46580

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