Age 76, Of Shoreview Passed away peacefully on May 24, 2014 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents, Carroll and Evelyn. He was born June 9, 1937. John's careers include many years in the hotel, insurance, liquor distribution and land/housing development industries, in addition to Veterans Rep for the SD Dept. of Labor. Survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Bonnie; children, Paula (Denny) Dearden, Tom (Theresa), Patty (Jim) Germain and Tim (Thea); grandchildren, Erika (Rusty), Ryan (Rachael), Conor, Kevin, Mike, Caitie, Sean and Maddy; great-grandson, Phoenix. He had a passion for fishing, golf, music and flying small planes. John has now made his final flight and has flown home to the Lord. Mass of Christian Burial 11AM (gathering begins at 10AM) Wednesday, May 28 at ST ODILIA CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3495 N. Victoria, Shoreview. Family interment in St. Odilia Prayer Garden. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck for their support in his final days. Memorials preferred to St. Odilia Endowment Fund.