John E. Quisenberry

February 22, 1925January 12, 2013

John E. Quisenberry Okemos, Michigan

Born February 22, 1925 in Acorn, Missouri to John and Bertha Marie Quisenberry, went to be with his heavenly father on January 12, 2013 at the age of 87. John graduated from Mecosta High School and then served in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II as an Army paratrooper. He retired in 1987 after 27 years of service from Michigan State University where he was an electrician. John was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. John was a very active member of Pennway Church of God, serving in many capacities including as Treasurer and Trustee. He enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ina Jean; daughters, Charlene (Terry) Simons and Gloria (Dwight) Cook ; son, Daniel (Deborah) Quisenberry; 7 grandchildren, Noell (Sal) Garza, Holly Simons, Justin (Margaret) Cook, Logan Cook, Ashley (Josh) VanHorn, Jessica Quisenberry, Brooke Quisenberry; and 4 great-grandchildren, Ty, Mattie, Caleb and Jay; brother, Dwight (Norma) Quisenberry.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Pennway Church of God, 1101 E. Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing, MI 48910, with the Rev. John F. Davey officiating. The family will receive friends Friday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennway Church of God in John’s memory. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 19, 2013

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January 22, 2013

Sorry to learn of John's passing. He was a very "gentle man". Worked with him at the MSU Phys Plant electric shop from 1978 thru 1983. My thoughts are with your families. Dave Eigenauer Muskegon Mich

January 20, 2013

Such a wonderful, kind, loving man. A man who loved the Lord and his family deeply. Our prayers are with the family during this time. Roger and Terri Hamilton

Faith Herrick

January 19, 2013

<3 What a wonderful soul! I enjoyed every moment spent with John and was honored to be his Barber. GREAT hugs too! <3


January 19, 2013

A Great man made his way to Heaven. I have a feeling that it was a joyous reunion. I am honored to have met John.

January 19, 2013

A Great Man made his way to Heaven. I have a feeling it was a joyous reunion. I am honored to have met John.

Vici Bryde

January 19, 2013

I love you Bud! You were a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and a friend to me. Thank you for being such a caring man and role model to so many people! We will miss you,and miss that SMILE, but we know you are now with your heavenly father!

Randy Simmet

January 18, 2013

Sorry for your loss, your Dad was a great man, and I will always remember his smile and warm heart.

January 18, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Bud was such a special person, loved his smile.
Love, Barry and Goldie

January 17, 2013

I am sorry for your loss, My parents (Glenn & Stella Huyck) thought so very much of John. My Prayers are with you and your famiily at this time.
Colleen Fast (Ovid,MI)

Jean Shane

January 16, 2013

Dan, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the death of your dad. With sympathy,