John Frederick Disque(1924-2013)

John Frederick Disque, 89, Brownstown, was born into eternal life on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
Born Aug. 26, 1924, in Brownstown, he was the son of Edison Franklin and Mary Elizabeth (Goss) Disque along with siblings, Ivalene Crum and Ruth Ann Reedy and the late Lebert Disque.
While serving in the U.S. Navy as a first class pharmacist mate in Portsmouth, N.H., during World War II, John met Eunice Mary Hamson. The two married on March 17, 1945, and were married for 61 years.
They were blessed with 11 children, Tom (Jan) Disque, Seymour, John (Dinah) Disque, Brownstown, Terri (Larry) French, North Vernon, the late Steve Disque, Jan (Joe) Lustig, Carmel, Joe (Marj Walters) Disque, Vallonia, Kathy (Joe) Marcisz, Marion, Jerry (Bonnie) Disque, Auburn, Donna (Steve) Schueck, Hartford City, Jim Disque, Brownstown, and Bill Disque, Seymour.
John graduated from Brownstown High School in 1942 and Indiana Business School in 1947. After moving back to Brownstown after the war, he was employed as parts manager at Bowling Motors, Wineinger Ford Dealership and Timperman International Harvester. He then worked at Jim Spurgeon Insurance and later was an independent tax accountant and a real estate broker. He also served as a bookkeeper for several companies in Jackson County.
John was an active member of Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church in Brownstown, where he served as treasurer for many years. He was a post commander of the American Legion in Brownstown, active in the Brownstown Jaycees and a member of the Elks Lodge in Seymour.
Survivors also include two siblings, Ruth Reedy and Ivalene Crum; 10 children; 48 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice in 2006, and a son, Steve in 2007.
The funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church, Brownstown. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Following the service, graveside military rites will be performed at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home, Brownstown, and from 9 a.m. to time of service Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church or Anchor House food pantry, Seymour.

Published in Tribune from Dec. 26, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014