E. John DeWilde Jr., 67, Warsaw, passed away on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in his residence.
Born on July 30, 1954, in Greenville, Miss., John was the son of Eugene J. and Velma Iris (Maxey) DeWilde Sr.
He was united in marriage to Jeanne West on March 24, 1984, in Vincennes.
John retired from Zimmer, Inc in 2009 as a computer tech analyst with 31 years of service. He was formerly employed at Warsaw Community Schools Stem Academy as a librarian and in addition he served as a driver for KABS. John was a member of the Kosciusko Co. Masonic Lodge 418, Mizpah Shrine Temple, Fort Wayne, and Kosciusko County Shrine Club
John is survived by his wife, Jeanne DeWilde, Warsaw; son, Christopher DeWilde, Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Michael (Kim) DeWilde, Lafayette; granddaughters: Raynn & Autumn DeWilde, Ashville, N.C.; brothers-in-laws: Larry (Trisha) West and Tony (Debbie) West, both of Vincennes; sisters-in-laws: Ann West,Vincennes, and Ruth Wraley, Indianapolis; mother-in-law, Veronica West, Vincennes; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews .
A visitation is planned from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. EST on Thursday Oct. 7, 2021, at First United Methodist Church, Warsaw. A memorial service in celebration of his life will begin at 1 p.m. EST in the church, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Interment will be private.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is in charge of arrangements for the family.
Masks are optional, and social distancing is encouraged.
Memorial donations may be made to:
Shriners Hospital for Children
2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707-3392
First United Methodist Church
179 S. Indiana St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
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