John Martin Kinder, 78, Ligonier, formerly of North Webster, passed away at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. He was born on March 20, 1942, in Chicago, Ill. to John S. and Catherine (Chiabotti) Kinder.
He graduated from Kelly High School in Chicago, Ill. and was married on Feb. 24, 1962, in Chicago Heights, Ill. to Judith R. (Judy) Walton who survives. He was a Deacon for the Catholic Church in Ohio from 1986 – 1995. He was ordained in Chicago and worked for St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wakeman, Ohio. He moved to North Webster in 1995 from Wakeman, OH and then to Ligonier in 2016.
He was a former member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wakeman, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Katherine Eppelmann, Syracuse; four sons: John (Vanessa) Kinder of Chicago Heights, Ill.; Christopher Kinder of Phoenix, Ariz.; Andrew Kinder of Elkhart, and Gregory (Kim) Kinder of Grabill; seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; brother: Paul (Mary) Kinder of San Jose, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. No services are planned at this time. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, P.O. Box 4204, South Bend, IN 46634. To send condolences to the family of John Kinder, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com