Johnathon Jacob Sadler, 25 of Logan, Utah, was reunited with his Heavenly Father on July 14, 2014, while trying to protect a friend in need.
John was the second born to Melvin Todd Sadler and Susannah Lynn Sadler on Dec. 15, 1988, in Logan. John lived a happy childhood with his four siblings: Stephen, Clarissa, Joshua and Kaitlynn. John attended Logan High School, where he should have played football and enjoyed his elective art classes. John had a way of becoming close to so many people, whether it was his teachers, neighbors or strangers. He was a giant teddy bear of a man who you could count on for his help with no questions asked. John held numerous jobs throughout his life. He was a very independent and hard worker, and at the time of his passing he was helping his father in the construction industry. He was able to overcome many challenges in his life and turn negatives into outstanding accomplishments. He had recently become active in the LDS Church again and was looking forward to the joys it would bring to his life.
He is survived by his parents, Todd and Sue Sadler, grandparents June McNamara and Melvin and Lynda Sadler, his siblings, Stephen (Chelsie) Sadler, Clarissa (Hans) Glasmann, Josh Sadler, Katie (fiancé Austin) Olsen, and his two nephews, Gage and Gavin.
He has been welcomed into heaven with open arms by numerous family members, including his grandfather Stephen Verne McNamara, who passed away a month before.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday, July 18, at the Cliffside 2nd Ward Chapel, 1350 Eastridge Drive in Logan. A viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan, Utah, and prior to the services on Friday at the church from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Providence City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net
Along with his family, John leaves behind his very close friend, Eric Larsen.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all who have reached out, and their prayers and condolences go out to the families of the other victims involved in this tragedy. The family would also like to extend a warm and gracious thank you to those who have sent their condolences and have donated to the John Sadler fund on the fundingjar.com.
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Published in Logan Herald Journal from July 16 to July 17, 2014