I can't believe you are gone. I thought you would always be there. I would rather believe you are somewhere having fun. Your spirit lives on.
We were close as children. I looked up to you (still do). As adults we grew apart, but you were and always will be in my heart.
To my family, those who are gone and those who remain, I love you all very much.
Wanting to thank to you for all your generosity and kindness to myself and my family.You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We thank you for giving us the opportunities here at Woodview. Tell my Dad we love and miss him.
Rebecca Eltzroth and Family
We will surely keep cheering for those Indy Colts and I. U, so don't worry, we know you'll watch all the games from heaven, we miss you and your smile! Love....... Your Woodview family
Hello Mr A
Just checking on you. I know your in good hands now so we dont have to worry anymore. But surely do miss talking to you.
Colts won Sunday HMMMMMM.
And by the way GO NEW ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My sympathy goes out to the August family. I met John through Jim Brunner and had a lots of great times with John over the years going to sporting events and other activities. John was a great guy to hang out with, and talk about sports and current events. It was nice to see how he maintained lifelong friendships with Brunner and his childhood friends. I will miss him!
We are saddened to hear of Johnnie's death. He made such a difference in my father's life when Dad was at Woodview. John would come to visit him, and he was a great source of support and encouragment to my father. I remember him being at our home when he and my brother were classmates and good friends at Concordia High School. John was also there for my mother before she died a number of years ago. May God's peace and comfort be yours now.
Mr. August was a guardian angel to the residents at Woodview and to their families. He was so caring of the residents and so patient. He truly seemed to love them. He was such a blessing to my mother, E. Pauline Bentz. She felt like she could go to him with any concern and , of course, he would solve it. After my mother's passing, I spent a week , myself, as a resident following a hospital stay. I can speak from personal experience that Mr. August provided a place of dignity for those in need of help. The Fort Wayne community has lost a very important member. The community of Heaven has gained a shining angel.
Mr. August, you will be missed by all whose lives you touched. One thing is sure; you are now surrounded in Heaven by the many elderly people you helped who have already passed.
Our family sends our gratitude to your family, who shared you with us, and our sincerest sympathy.
Mr. August, please keep your hands over Woodview at this difficult time. We need your strength and courage to continue on. You are missed and always will be, never to be forgotten.
To Mr August family, What a joy to have known your father, I will miss him so much. He was always such a kind, friendly boss who spoke to me and everyone else like you were important to him. He was a man full of surprises like he would come walking down the hall at 3am in a pair of flip flops, shorts and a t- shirt with a smile on his face and say I'm here to do some paper work. He was never to good to do the same work that his staff would do. He would shovel snow, pick up things off the floor, grab a mop to clean a mess, and help residents get where they want to go. I'll miss his friendly smile and his Hello Miss Anita. May God Bless you and give you strength.
Mr. August was a kind, compassionate man, who showed all his employees how to provide happiness and comfort to Woodview residents. He treated each resident as if they were his own family and expected his employees to do so as well. I am so grateful for the example he set and learned a great deal from working for him. You became better because he believed in you. Thank you for sharing your husband and father with us! Deb Miller
Your presence will be missed greatly at Woodview. Thank you for all that you have done.
A beautiful man on earth,and now a beautiful angel in heaven. I'll always love you, John.
I know Mr. August will be missed by many. My prayers are with all of the family. God's peace to you.
Mr. August was the best boss I had and he will be truly missed. He was always helpful and considerate of others. Woodview will not be the same without him. My prayers go out to his family...
Sincerly LaShon Stinson
John was a good person. As fellow CLHS students, he sat in front of me in many classes. We reconnected when my mother was in Woodview, a great place. Good people are never lost
My heart goes out to the family, Mr August was such a caring wonderful man,
He certainly had a big heart, Some Angels live as regular people, I think
if this is true he was an Angel. He was so good to my Mother when she was
at Woodview. She called him BOSS. He was a one of a kind Man, he
left some big shoes to fill. We all loved him, he was so special.
Viena (Vi) Sides Mother (Ada Goodson)
I've been the mailman at Woodview for the past 14 years. Mr. A. always made me feel welcome beginning with the first day on the route. As I became better acquainted with him through the years, I was impressed with his acts of kindness. He was always asking about my family and my interests outside of work. He even came to hear my band play a few times at Club Soda. What a gem. He touched many lives and was truly an exceptional human being. He will be missed by many.
Allyson & Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Allyson told me many great things about her dad and I know that he will be missed dearly.
Much love and prayers of healing and resilency goes out to your family. You were a wonderful and very understanding man to work for. Prayers and condolences from the Bruce Family.
My families thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mr. August, Many thanks to you for all your devoted compassion and concern to my mother Ada Goodson who resided at Woodview 3 years plus, and for my husband Ray Gilbert's short stay there until his passing. You always had time to stop and say hi and call us by name, Mr. August was such a caring devoted human being, His door was always open to all and his devotion to his extended family at Woodview was outstanding, making sure their care was supurb. I can only hope that the care remains as he would want it. Thanks to the family for sharing this most exceptional, wonderful man with all of us. Rest in peace John
Mr. A was an awesome administrator. He was always kind and sweet to all the residents, family members, and his staff. I will miss him! Mr. A's family will be in my prayers! God bless you!! Love, Amanda Kimani
Johnny was an enduring friend throughout high school and to the end. He taught me how to water-ski. He and i played many ping-pong games for the "World Championship'. Bonnie and johnny honored me by inviting me to share duties with Bonnie's priest in their wedding. He shared his faith with me, particularly in this last year. i will miss him.
I will miss Mr.A he made you want to push yourself harder than ever he believed in you when no one else did thank you Mr.A and you will be missed and GOD BLESS your family
To the family of John AugustI rember John August as a great boss and a kind friend. We are so sorry for your loss. Aurdey Deitche
We will never forget all acts of kindness,you have bestowedon us all. Our family will always carry you in our hearts . God bless your family .
Bonnie and kids, Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your husband and dad with us here at Woodview. I have been blessed to have known him and work with him. I was so blessed with his witnss of faith this past summer and the peace he had was so WOW! May God richly bless you all in this time of loss. My thougts and prayers are wth you.
To the famiy of Mr. John August
My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I will miss him and the time we shared together. His kindness will always be remembered and he will be sorely missed.
To the family of Mr. John K. August
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Thanks for sharing a great man with us. One who done so much for so many. We already miss him. From Dorothy and Dee.
Mr. August was more than just a Administrator at Woodview, he was a caring individual, who took the time not only to speak to our Mother (a resident of Woodview A.L.), he spoke to all the residents and knew each of their names. He administered & managed Woodview but also was not above going out and shoveling the walks around Woodview. Our family will never forget his kindness to our Mother, we extend our sincere sympathy to the August family and Woodview A.L. We were blessed to have met and known this great man. He truly touched our lives & made our Mother's last year a happy one.
Sincerely, The Family of Barbara Hart (# 310 Woodview A.L.)
As neighbors of the August family for over 20 years we watched our children grow up together and become the fine young men and women they are today. John, you were instrumental in leading them by example. Work hard, have fun and be compassionate towards others. Your kindness will live on in all of them. You will be forever missed by all that had the good fortune to know you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie, Allison, Justin, and Jason. John was such a comfort to Tom and me when Tom's mother and my father were at Woodview. Our parents were always treated with such dignity and respect. Also Bonnie I remember having Jason in class in preschool - what a wonder little boy! In fact each year I hang the ornament he gave me in 1986. My prayers are with all of you.
You will be missed by many, many people and all of our family members. You were so much a caring leader and example in the Woodview Facility where my father, Bill Spurr, and mother-in-law, Ilah Harrod spent several years before passing. Our prayers and sympathy go out to your family at this time. God Bless you all.
I will forever miss Mr A my condolences to the August family. Without Mr A & Mrs Miller I would have never become a nurse. He has touched many lives, mine as well as my daughter Katie Ayienda, who he also assisted in becoming a nurse. He will forever be in our memories and will be deeply missed. God Bless your family. With love Sandy Smith & Katie Ayenda
John was so comforting to me when I had to place my aunt in a nursing home in 2005. I appreciated the personal time he spent with me. I was amazed when he greeted me each time on a first name basis. This feeling was tranferred throughout Woodview. I recommended Woodview many times to family & friends because of the positive tone he conveyed.
Bonnie, Allyson, Justin and Jason,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We remember John as one of the nicest people that we met in Fort Wayne, actually the entire August family. Our thoughts and prayers to John and wish you all well during this tough time.
To the August family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for Mr. A for 22 years and could not have asked for a better boss. He (and Mrs. Miller) went above and beyond what most bosses would have done for me and my family back in 1996 when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I will never forget that. I am sure you know of many stories of lifes he touched and I know I could go on and on with them. I feel like I lost a family member myself. He will be missed so much. God Bless your family.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family, what a tremendous loss you must feel. It has been an honor to have known and work closely with Mr. A throughout the years. He never hesitated to offer assistance to an aspiring nurse, social worker, administrator, or anyone else that had a dream that they felt they could not fullfill on their own. His words of encouragment and financial assistance helped many people to achieve their otherwise unobtainable goals. Thank God for his patience and great sense of humor. He provided us with countless hours of enjoyment and laughs. So many times we would rearrange things in the facility just to see him follow behind us and put them back to the way he thought they should be. Our annual summer picnics would have never been the same without his Augie Burgers and a fire or two on the grill. He always made Christmas, and Halloween a time to remember for both the staff and residents. We are thankful for him and all that he gave us throughout the years. He will be missed greatly. Our memories of our Woodview family live on. May he rest in the arms of God.
Lori (Terry) Kline
Mr. August, thank you for all your support as I joined your team last March. I will miss your positive words, no matter what the situation, and seeing your smile. We at Woodview will continue with your Legacy. Rest in peace my friend. God Bless the family in this most difficult time.
Jill Hartman, LPN, Woodview Assisted Living
Dear Bonnie, Emily told me about the death of John and sent me the obituary. My deepest sympathy to you and your children. My prayers will be with John and you and your family.
Betty and Jim Alvey (Emily's grandparents)
You were a great person, and friend. I will miss you. You was such a kind man. We miss you Robbie Lauderback
Bonnie and family
Even though we did not know you personally. We knew John as a boy since he was our first cousin. Our families gathered at Christmas at John's parents home. Our hearts go out to you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Mr. August was a wonderful caring person and we were honored to have known him. We are so grateful to him for the many kindnesses bestowed upon our parents at Woodview Assisted Living. Marilyn & Hans Arnold, Colorado
While I did not know Mr. August on a personal level I am saddened to hear of his passing. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. My mother was at Woodview Healthcare Center for about two weeks and during this time I had the opportunity to speak with him and his staff. He was not only a very thoughtful and caring man, but took great pride in the facility he co-founded. Words can never express the gratitude for the wonderful care my Mother received. I will always have fond memories of Mr. August for not only addressing any concerns, but for having a "hands on" approach to Woodview Healthcare. I hope the tradition and reputation that he has accomplished will continue for many years to come. May God Bless You.
Dear Mr A--When my son died 4 years ago, you not only arranged the dinner following his funeral, you were their to serve my family. It was just like you to be there, always caring. For Bonnie, Justin, Jason and Allyson, my family offers our deepest sorrow and love. Thank you for allowing me to be part of Woodview for all these years.
You and mom had a good long run together at Woodview. You were as different as night and day but couldn't imagine two better business partners and friends. That is what made Woodview & Woodridge so unique! There was LOTS of blood, sweat and tears put into both of those facilities. The love and respect you had for one another was admired by many. With your passing, comes the end of an era at Woodview, along with plenty of memories that can be shared for a lifetime! May you rest in peace with the angels!
Bonnie, Allyson, Justin & Jason, we send our thoughts, prayers and sympathies to you all.
Dear Bonnie and Family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I will always remember my cousin as a warm kind friend to our family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sometimes, we wonder if our lives ever really mean anything. In Mr. August's case, the answer is a resounding "yes". Almost 30 years ago Mr August gave this unemployed college student a job at Woodview Healthcare and instilled values of kindness, compassion, and always put the resident first. Oh yes, and never serve potato flakes. They must be peeled and boiled the old-fashioned way. Well, Mr. August, your values live on in me and countless others. My deepest sympathy to your family and my Woodview friends. You will be sorely missed.
What a wonderful man John was. He was so kind to both my aunt & uncle when they were residents of Woodview. I came to consider him a friend when he would stop in weekly at the Post Office, where I worked, on his way home from work. Always, always the man had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone.
He will be missed dearly.
My prayers to all of the family.
Becky Cox, Churubusco, IN
Oh wow, Jan.1,1981 we embarked upon Mission Impossible or so many thought, but we had a mission,,work hard, fight hard, and laugh hard and we did just that and made it work really well. I will always cherish our time together so now that your work on earth is done, rest in peace, Mr. A.
Sincerely Mrs. Miller
Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to know you and called you a friend. You are such a loving, giving, kind & wonderful human being. The fun time we had with our friends are not going to be the same without you. You leave us a big hole in our hearts & in our mind but such a great memories. You will be missed dearly. Our deepest condolence to Bonnie, Ally, Justin (Megan) & Jason.
I count it as a great blessing to have gotten the opportunity to work as the social worker here at Woodview Healthcare for what is now going on three years, and a lot of that is due to Mr. August. I'm so glad I was able to work for him and get to know him, even if it was only for a short time. He loved Woodview, and it showed in everything he did here. I will always remember him as a generous and kind man, and am very grateful to him for the opportunities he gave me here at Woodview.
We thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to know you and called you a friend. You are such a loving, kind, giving & wonderful human being. You leave us a deep wound but good memories in our hearts & in our mind. You will be missed dearly. Our deepest condolence to Bonnie, Ally, Justin(Megan) & Jason
Mr. August, you were a special, caring person not only to the residents of Woodview but also to all your staff. Thank you for leaving us so many wonderful memories. I will miss you but know you are in God's loving hands.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
You will be greatly missed! Your family and friends are now in my thoughts and prayers.
Mr August- We will miss you coming to our gigs at Dave's Lake Shack. You always made a point to include people in your circle of fun. The dance floor will not be the same without you. We will celebrate your life on New Year's Eve. Rest in Peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I'm so sorry and sad to hear about Mr. August's passing. The whole August family is wonderful and I know that each of you are a reflection of him. Best wishes to all of you during this difficult time.
Jason, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father. Our prayers for comfort and peace for all you are asked of our heavenly Father. I just know that Jamie greeted him alongside Jesus! Find comfort in the love that is being sent your way. Sincerely, "Aunt Nancy"
I have many fond memories of John & Woodview. What I remember most was his love for life!! His love for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with his Woodview family & most especially his family-Bonnie, Ally, Justin & Jason. God Bless you John, we will miss you dearly!!
Thank You for giving so much of yourself to the comfort of others. Our prayers are given to all those who feel the loss of such a good man.
Bonnie and family
As JK cousin you have my deepest condolence, and the family love goes out to you and kids.
I will always remember the good times I had with JK both in heart and mind. Peace be with you.
I have many fond memories of John & Woodview. What I remember most is his love for life!! His caring nature and his love of family. My thoughts & prayers go out to his Woodview family and most especially to his family- Bonnie, Ally, Justin & Jason. God Bless you John-thank you for all the wonderful memories you have given to all of us!!
I have fond memories of all the years working together with Mr. August at Woodview Healthcare. The laughter and fun times we shared at Woodview were wonderful experiences. Thank you Mr. August for giving me the opportunity to work for you at Woodview. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you now rest in God's hands.
Please accept our deepest sympathy
I have lots of fond memories from my time at the "View". We could not keep you out of the kitchen. I know alot of people said you never ate, but the kitchen staff knew your secret....you ate ALL the time. Sampling this and that, then taking seconds. Your kindness, respect and dedication to the residents was not only honorable but inspiring. Rest in Peace and may God bless your family with comfort and heartfelt memories.
We are very sorry for your loss and extend our deepest prayers to your family.
Ally and Family-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your Dad will be missed greatly, but never forgotten.
You will always be remembered for our fun
times as children with our parents at Crescent Lake in Rhinelander Wisconsin,
swimming, fishing, it was the best.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I will miss you very much.
Mr. August, you will surely be missed for all the good that you do. Thank You for your commitment to others.
Rest in Peace Mr. August. You were a wonderful man who touched so many lives at Woodview Healthcare. I am fortunate to have known you.
a great man, will be greatly missed.