a_d
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Complete Obituary
John Keuneke
  John E. Keuneke, 63, Rockford, died at 5:38 p.m. April 16, 2013, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 24, 1949, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Erwin K. and L. Louise Heckert Keuneke, who are both deceased. On Aug. 19, 1972, he married Kathleen L. Clouse at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Ohio City, and she survives in Rockford.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jolyn Keuneke of Englewood and Caryn (Neil) Wenning of Ohio City; a son, Phill Keuneke of Columbus; a brother, David W. (Deb) Keuneke of Rockford; a sister, Linda (David) Leighner of Rockford; and four grandchildren, Jacob Haver, Lily Haver, Cora Wenning and Jaden Wenning.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Keuneke, and a sister, Donna Keuneke.
He was a member of Life House Church in Van Wert and American Legion Post 346 in Ohio City. He served his country in the U.S. Army from January 1970 to November 1971 with the 63rd Armor of the 1st Infantry Division. During his military service, he was a tank turret repairman and rose to the rank of Spec. 4.
He worked as an auto body instructor at Vantage Vocational School in Van Wert for 29 years. He also farmed and was the owner of the Hill-Top Body Shop.
Funeral Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ind., the Rev. Matt Braun officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City.
Calling is 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Friday and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 346 Color Guard.
In lieu of flowers, family would prefer donations be made to St. Paul's Harvest Table Matthew 25 Project, Celina.
For online condolences, go to www.zwickjahn.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Martin Luther King Jr Day
43°
Cloudy
18%
Monday Night
42°
Rain Showers
79%
Tuesday
54°
Chance Rain Showers
47%
Tuesday Night
36°
Chance Rain Showers
29%
Wednesday
42°
Mostly Cloudy
9%
Wednesday Night
33°
Mostly Cloudy
3%
Thursday
47°
Partly Sunny
10%
Thursday Night
37°
Chance Rain Showers
26%
Friday
53°
Chance Rain Showers
30%
Friday Night
44°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
30%
Saturday
57°
Mostly Cloudy
12%
Saturday Night
44°
Chance Rain Showers
33%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_da_da_d
camera_logo Photo Albums
video_logoOnline Video
Thursday, December 29
index pict
Deceased infant in truck leads to arrest
Wednesday, December 28
index pict
911 audio: Deceased infant found in abandoned truck