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John W Litwiller

November 30, 1936 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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John Wayne Litwiller, 85, of Minier passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at his home.  

 

John was born on November 30, 1936 in Bloomington, IL, to Oliver and Vera (Slabaugh) Litwiller. On December 3, 1961 he married Joan Birkey at the Waldo Mennonite Church, Flanagan, IL, she survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Kimi (Mike) Maier, Ahwatukee, AZ: daughter, Amy (Doug) Sharp, Tempe, AZ; son Brad (Angie) Litwiller, Shipshewana, IN; daughter, Tami (Craig) Kachelmuss, Heyworth, IL, and daughter Joni (Michael) Milligan, Minier, IL; 14 grandchildren, Mason, Kali and Sydney Maier; Carson, Ally and Sarah Sharp; Cody, Drew and Evan Litwiller; Abby and Sam Kachelmuss; and Kaitlin, Luke and Jack Milligan. He was preceded in death by father Oliver and mother Vera, brothers Fred and Kenneth Litwiller, 5 sister-in-laws; Leota (Paul) Springer, Marie (Wilmer "Bud") Oyer, Velda (Joe) Birky, Norma (Merle) Nafziger, Carolyn Kutzner, and 1 brother-in-law Lowell (Florence) Birkey. 

 

John was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a strong Christian man and was a member of the Hopedale Mennonite Church, where he served in various positions. Family was important to John and he will live on forever in their hearts. He will be greatly missed.  

 

John was a farmer for over 60 years in the Minier/Hopedale area. He loved spending time with his family and attending the many activities of his 14 grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing sports himself in his younger years. 

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Hopedale Mennonite Church from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday, November 14, at 11:00 am, also at the church. His nephew, Pastor Kurt Litwiller (Bremen, IN); and Pastor Jessica Litwiller (Hopedale, Illinois), will officiate. 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopedale Mennonite Church or OSF Eastern Region Hospice.

 

 

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