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John J. Eiler

1926 - 2019
John J. Eiler Obituary
John J. Eiler

April 28, 1926 - July 26, 2019

MISHAWAKA, IN - John J. Eiler, age 93, passed away on July 26, 2019. John was born in South Bend, Indiana April 28, 1926 to Gerald and Grace Eiler. He resided in South Bend and Mishawaka for most of his life where he retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and served on the USS Dayton in the Pacific. John married Phyllis J. Culp November 2, 1947 at First Baptist Church, Mishawaka, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; his son, Scott Eiler; his parents, Gerald and Grace Eiler; and his sister, Norma Wagley and Troy Sloderbeck of Michigan. Survivors include his sister, Virginia Karnes of Indiana; his daughters, Linda Kujawski of Georgian and Paulette Sloderbeck of Michigan, 4 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He had been a Sebring resident for 25 years and was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Sebring. John enjoyed woodworking, was a great handyman, and loved helping people. Most of all, John had a heart for spreading God's Word. He loved missions and was a faithful prayer warrior. A graveside service will be held August 9 at 1 pm in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Life Action Ministries, 2727 Niles/Buchanan Road, Buchanan, Michigan 49107. Friends and family are welcome to leave their condolences on the funeral chapel website: Bubbfuneralchapel.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2019
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