OBITUARY

John Calvin Eis Jr.

January 9, 1927April 24, 2019

John Calvin Eis, Jr., 92, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, Apr. 24, in Winter Park, Florida.

John was born on Jan. 9, 1927, in Holgate, Ohio to John C. and Esther (Schlotterbeck) Eis, both deceased. John graduated from Holgate High School in 1945. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from 1945-46.

For 57 years, John worked as a car salesman. He started selling cars in 1952 at Enyeart Chevrolet and then Vine Chevrolet, both in Michigan City, before moving to Florida where he continued to sell cars at Holler Chevrolet (Winter Park). When he finally retired from selling cars at age 82, he had sold over 11,000 vehicles and earned recognition in the Chevrolet Legion of Leaders.

John had a strong faith and was a lifelong Lutheran. A devoted husband and father, John instilled his faith in the hearts of the beloved family he leaves behind.

John is survived by three daughters, Vicki Eis (Dunedin, FL), Julie Eis (Altamonte Springs, FL) and Lisa (Roger) Belue (Ormond Beach, FL); son-in-law Tim Repasky (Orlando, FL); grandchildren Matthew (Jessy) Belue (Fort Mill, SC), Meghan (Kevin) Friedman (Longwood, FL) and Jordana Taylor (Dunedin, FL); great-grandchildren Olivia Belue, Maggie Belue, Luke Friedman, Ila Friedman and Avery Friedman; sisters Betty Guelde (Kissimmee, FL) and Donna Curtis (Holgate, OH); special sister-in-law Dorothy Gerken (Kettering, OH); and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angeline (Baker) Eis, his second wife, Winifred (Miller) Eis, daughter Amy Repasky, sisters Evelyn Shorts, Jeanette Brink, Ruth Okuley, Karen Meyer and brother Marvin Eis.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 6 from 9-10am at St. Stephen Lutheran Church (2140 FL-434, Longwood, FL 32779) followed by a funeral at 10am. A committal service will immediately follow the funeral at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka, FL.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in John’s name to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation (2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778) or the Alzheimer’s Association (P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011).

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, May 6, 2019

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Sheree Shafer

May 1, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle John’s passing. I too remember the wonder visits to Michigan City with our family (Will and Karen Meyer). They were always full of laughter and fun times! Vicki, Julie, Lisa and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you endure this difficult week.

Peg (Eis) McDonald

April 28, 2019

I always enjoyed our trips to Michigan City when I was small. So much fun! My favorite memory is when Uncle John came to visit and stayed with my dad. He slept on the couch under one of dad's turkeys! They had a good time visiting their sisters and going out to dinner. My dad talked about the visit a lot and that's saying something. Rest In Peace, Uncle John.

Rebecca Williams

April 27, 2019

To Uncle John's Family...
He is now with his brother and sisters before him...wrapped in angels arms...I have memories of visits and I know mom got to talk to him prior to her passing and that made her so happy...Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers...
Becky (Jeanette's youngest)

Connie Allgire

April 27, 2019

RIP Uncle John, my Godfather. Fond memories of visits with his family in Michigan City. Many times driving Grandma Eis to see them. Lovely family involved in their church. He was an outstanding car salesman and sold me my first Corvette.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY