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Glen "John" Anderson

April 17, 1939 ~ March 19, 2019 (age 79)


Glen “John” Anderson, 79, of Churubusco, passed away on March 19, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Born in Whitley County, on April 17, 1939, to the late, Harold and Genevieve (Garrison) Anderson. He spent his formative years in Churubusco and rural Allen County, graduating from Huntertown High School in 1958.

John married Mildred “Mid” Ott at Merriam Christian Chapel Church, on August 20, 1960.

He was a life-long farmer. He also worked at Anderson & Boner Construction and Chain O Lakes State Park.

John was a great grandpa. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed 4-H, woodworking, tractors and horses.

John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mid Anderson; four daughters, Carla (Kent) Bennington, Dora (David, Jr.) Gaither, Jodi Malcolm and Tara (Phil, Jr.) Lemper; a son, John Anderson; a sister, Judy Owen; a brother, Harold (Nancy) Anderson; 11 grandchildren, Trae, Tegan (Maddison) and Tana Simmons, Dustin (Charity) and Lane Gaither, Camron and Caylee (Blake Forrester) Knafel, Christian (Ashley Lewis) Stoner, Caiden Malcolm, Callie and Case Lemper; four step-grandchildren, Cameron, Bryce, Blake and Kayla Bennington; two great-grandchildren Donovan and Rebekah Gaither; a step-great-grandson, Jadyn Forrester.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Julie Anderson; a brother-in-law, Chuck Owen; a son-in-law, Arthur Stoner.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11:00 AM, with calling one hour prior to the service.

Family will also receive friends on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Burial taking place at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Smith Township Fire Department or Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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March 22, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
March 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
March 23, 2019

Christian Chapel Cemetery
U.S. 33 just east of State Road 9
Merriam, IN 46701


Whitley County 4-H

Smith Township Volunteer Fire Department
Churubusco IN 46723

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