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John Edwards

Lafayette - John Edwards age 87, of Lafayette passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:05 p.m. at home with his family.

He was born May 18, 1931 in Lafayette to the late Hiram and Catherine Sietsma Edwards.

John graduated from Jeff High School and the Indiana Business College. He married Gladys Edwards on June 5, 1954 in Lafayette and she survives. John served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, he worked as a mechanic 18 years for the IN Department of Transportation, he and his wife together owned and operated Edwards Cleaning in Monticello for many years.

He was a member of the Christian Reformed Church of Monticello, he belonged and was a 50-year member of both the Masonic Lodge #492 and Scottish Rite. John had his pilot's license, enjoyed flying and he enjoyed life and time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Gladys, a son: John Edward II, daughter: Cathy Whitaker, a sister: Margaret O'Brien of Michigan, three grandchildren: Jason (Tracie) Whitaker of Monticello, Shawn (Stephanie) Whitaker of Otterbein and Tyler Marque of Lafayette, four great grandchildren: Alisa, Dakota, Jocelyn and Nathan.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Hippensteel Funeral Home. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be directed to donor's choice. Please share memories and condolences online at
Published in the Journal & Courier on Jan. 13, 2019
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