Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Born on June 27, 1960 and received into the everlasting arms of his Savior on February 14, 2014 at the age of 53. John is the eldest son of John and Rita of St. Paul and a brother of Mark (Frani) of Kirkland, WA, Paul (Melissa) of Palm Harbor, FL and Julie Kruschwitz of Woodbury, MN. There are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his special friend Mark Zabawa. John suffered from both mental illness and cancer. Memorial service Tuesday 11:00 AM (gathering from 10-11 AM) at MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN CHURCH; 1460 Almond Ave., St. Paul. Private interment. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Mount Olive Church, MN Alliance for the Mentally Ill or the Cancer Society of America.