Jack D. Standish, 81, a lifetime resident of Rensselaer, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Rensselaer Care Center.
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Jack was born at home in rural Jasper County on May 5, 1933, the son of Elsie (Ulyatt) and John Standish. On Jan. 28, 1956, in Goodland, Indiana Jack married Virginia L. Watts who survives.
Jack was a corporal in the U.S. Army, serving from June 1953 to May 1955. A carpenter by trade, Jack was the owner of Standish Construction for 32 years. After retiring, he worked in maintenance for 14 years at the Rensselaer Public Library.
Jack was a life member of the V.F.W. Post # 1279, Rensselaer. He built remote control planes and boats, enjoyed camping and fishing, loved to work in his yard and do genealogy. He was an avid collector of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair memorabilia. His favorite time of the year was Halloween and he was known to always dress-up for the holiday.
Most precious to Jack's heart were his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Surviving with his loving wife Virginia, is his daughter, Lynn Standish of St. Petersburg, Florida; two sons, Mike (Kathy) Standish and Doug (Carolyn) Standish, both of Rensselaer; grandchildren, Ben (Stephanie) Standish, Kyle (Kalie) Standish, Ryan Standish, Alicia (Chuck) Kent, Tyler (Audry) Standish, and Kelly Standish; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Norman (Barbara) Standish of Crown Point, Indiana.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and one brother.
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Monday, August 25, at 10 a.m. at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Rensselaer.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family.
The Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer is entrusted with care. See www.jacksonfuneral.com to leave condolences and sign the online guests' registry.
Jackson Funeral Chapel
250 N Mckinley Ave
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Published in the Rensselaer Republican on Aug. 22, 2014