John Joseph Shoudel, 77, Ligonier, passed away on Aug. 16, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born on Aug. 22, 1941, in Auburn, to Carl and Rosena (Miller) Shoudel.
He graduated from Ligonier High School in 1960. He worked for Parker Hannifin for 43 years. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years. John loved to hunt, fish, bowl, golf and most of all enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the West Noble American Legion Post # 243 in Ligonier.
John Shoudel is survived by his friend and partner, Paula Gingerich of Ligonier; daughters: Wendy Shoudel of Shipshewana; Michelle Shoudel of Middlebury; Amy (Josh) Trowbridge of Syracuse; 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother, Chuck Shoudel of Bonaire, Ga.; sister, Charlotte (Pete) Boyd of Ligonier; three nieces and two nephews of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held in Mr. Shoudel’s honor on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767 at 2 p.m. with Father Corzo of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church officiating.
Military graveside honors will take place at Oak Park Cemetery following the memorial service.