John was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., where he graduated from Warsaw Community High School. He then attended Moody Bible Institute, Indiana University, and Grace College. He worked for Miller & Son’s, Warsaw Masonry Supply, Tom Farms, and he later drove the bus for Warsaw Community School Corporation.
For the past 17 years he has worked as the Chaplain for the Kosciusko County Jail. He was a member of the Warsaw/Winona Lake Gideon Camp, named Warsaw Man of the Year in 2008, and he was a member of Community Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1953, in Columbia City, Ind., to the late Charles Edward Boren and Lois Marie (Herzog) Boren, who survives. On June 14, 1975, he was married to Patricia “Patti” Marie (Balmer) Boren, who survives in Winona Lake.
He also leaves behind three sons: Josh (Jennie) Boren, Winona Lake; Matt (Monica) Boren, Leesburg, Ind.; Ben (Katy) Boren, Winona Lake; one daughter: Johanna Boren, Winona Lake; and six grandchildren: Whitney, Noah, Riley, Silas, Abner and Gracie; his mother: Lois Marie Boren, Winona Lake; a brother: James (Loida) Boren, Apex, N.C.; and his sister: Martha (Bobby) Housch, Gettysburg, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his father.
There will be time for visitation with the family from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Community Grace Brethren Church, 909 S. Buffalo St., Warsaw. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the church and officiated by Pastor Jeff Pfeifer and assisted by Jim Small.
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw, was entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Johanna Boren Educational Fund, c/o Farmer’s State Bank, 2102 E. Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580 and would be appreciated by her family.