Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
John E. Fiely, 79, Marion, Ind., died at 4:30 a.m. Nov. 12, 2011, at his residence.
He was born in St. Rose on Jan. 1, 1932, to John J. and Gertrude Hagadorn Fiely. On Dec. 1, 1951, he married Alice E. Backs, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Patricia "Patty" (John) Goble, John "Jack" (Judy) Fiely, Karen Lindamood, Kevin (Terry) Fiely and Susan (Randy) Herring; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fiely; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
All his siblings are deceased.
He was employed by Dana Corporation for 32 years and also worked for DeVoe Chevrolet and Southworth Ford as a car salesman. Later he was a counselor with Estates of Serenity, where he kept records and was bookkeeper.
He was a 1950 graduate of St. John's High School in Maria Stein. He was member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Marion and its choir. He also was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and a member of Holy Family Rosary Group, Summit City Chorus of Fort Wayne, Marion Sons of Harmony and the Elks of Dunkirk, Ind., and S.A.L. in Van Buren, Ind.
Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. Richard Weisenberger, Leonard Onwumere and Joseph Grace officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, Marion. The rosary will be recited between 7 and 8 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 705 S. Baldwin, Ave., Marion.
Condolences may be left at ravenchoate.com