Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


John Jacob Earls

February 11, 1980July 29, 2020

John accepted Jesus as his Savior as a middle school student. He graduated from DeWitt high School in 1998 and went on to Culinary School, working as a chef for more than 15 years. One of his greatest and proudest moments was the God given gift when his beautiful daughter Aden was born in 2013. He was so thankful for his job and his co-workers at the GM Lansing Grand River Plant. John had an awesome green thumb!

Survivors are his daughter, Aden; wife, Lisa; step children Ethan and Isabelle Swartz; parents, Jerry and Patti Earls; sister, Rebecca (Jason) Harte, niece and nephew, Gracyn and Calvin Harte; Aunt Pat Brown, all of DeWitt.; Aunt Jo and Uncle Robert Lyles and Aunt Rebecca Sanders of Greenfield, TN; numerous WONDERFUL cousins!

Due to Covid 19 there will be no services at this time.


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Vince Dragonetti

August 7, 2020

Jerry and Patti we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. This adds to an already very bad year to you all we're sure. Praying for John, his family, and yours. Vince and Denise Dragonetti

Rachel (Earls) Stroud

August 4, 2020

Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family during this time of loss.

Mark Marrison

August 3, 2020

Jerry and Patti,
So sad to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the love and care of your loved ones, and grace from our Creator. You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Mark, Julie Marrison and Family.

Don Adams

August 2, 2020

Jerry and Patty and Family I am so sorry to hear of Johns Passing I cant imagine your pain and grieving , I hope our Lord brings calm and peace to your hearts.
I met John 1 time when Jerry ask us safety boys to help load johns belonging in a trailer so he could move either to his culinary school or his first job? I think It was one of his first adventures alone, Jerry was so proud of John , he just beamed.Once again I am so sorry for your loss. Don Adams Portland Mi.

Jesse and Kathy Ruiz

August 1, 2020

Jerry and Patti, We saw your son's memorial in the newspaper. You are in our prayers that God watch over you and your family at this most difficult time.

Michael Zinda

August 1, 2020

I remember hanging out with you when we were kids. Fun times. Last time we saw each other was grandpa Duds funeral, now you're with him and grandma. Wish we could have spent more time together. I'll always have the memory of you. R.I.P. cousin. Till we see each other again...

Cheryl Earls-Ellison

August 1, 2020

We are sad for the loss of Jerry and Patti’s son John and we will continue uplifting them in prayer.

Joann lyles Lyles

August 1, 2020

He was my nephew and I loved him like my own he was my own we had such great memories specially when he was a child spent summers in the south my heart is broken But I know he’s walking beside Jesus and he’ll be our guardian angel to keep us safe John will live through his daughter Aiden You look at her you look at John I pray for peace and comfort for All of us the knew John he will be dearly missed

Leslie Sosa

August 1, 2020

I am so sad to hear of John's passing. I have nothing but great memories of him. We all had so much fun together growing up. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Leslie (Graham) Sosa

Myrna Greer

August 1, 2020

So sorry to hear about the loss of your son John. May you find comfort in having many special memories of his life.

God Bless you and your family at this sad time.

Myrna Greer


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