John M. Nevins, 93, peacefully passed on May 4, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. John was born in Chicago on May 16, 1926, to Marvin E. and Marhon Nevins. He graduated from New Trier High School and Rose Polytechnic Institute (now Rose Hulman). He served in the Navy (1943-1946). He married his wife Barbara (nee Whalen) in December 1951 in Chicago. He retired after more than thirty years from Wisconsin Centrifugal (now MetalTek International) as Vice President of Sales.
John was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Merrill Hills Country Club, and the YMCA Early Birds Exercise Group. He enjoyed spending time with his family. John organized regular extended family vacations including fondly remembered cruises to Alaska and Hawaii. John was a Packers fan. One of his great memories was attending the 1967 "Ice Bowl" in Green Bay with his son, Tom.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of over 60 years Barbara, his daughter Sue Ellen, and siblings Mary (Mimi) Hamilton and M.E (Bob) Nevins. He is survived by his children, Nancy (Tom) Gaudion of Ohio, and Tom (Colleen) of California; grandchildren Amy (Matt), Diane (Tim), Jim (Lauren) and Lauren (Ryan); and great-grandchildren Charlie, Katarina, Dylan, Parker, and Meghan. He is further survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and longtime friends.
Visitation Friday September 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Av., Waukesha. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in the church. Inurnment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Catholic Memorial High School, Sue Nevins Endowment Fund, 601 E College Av, Waukesha, WI 53186, or St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S Hartwell Av, Waukesha, WI 53186.
Published by Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home on Aug. 31, 2021.