John K. August

May 8, 1947December 27, 2010

John K. August, 63, owner and Administrator of Woodview Healthcare, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a 1965 graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and a 1970 graduate of Indiana University. After graduate school, in 1972, he began his career in healthcare as an administrator for Turtle Creek Nursing Homes. He co-founded Woodview Healthcare in 1981 with Charlotte Miller. He dedicated a large portion of his life to the residents and staff at Woodview, and he found a second home with his friends there. In 2008, Woodview expanded to include Woodview Assisted Living and Woodview Memory Care. John was a passionate Indiana Hoosiers and Indianapolis Colts fan. He loved spending time at the lake with family and friends and living each day to the fullest. John will always be remembered for his kind spirit, fun-loving personality, and all of the lives he touched through his work. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Mills) August and their children, Allyson August, Justin (Megan) August and Jason August. He was preceded in death by this parents, John and Iris August, sister, Marlene Stahlhut and brother Kenneth Schmidt. Funeral service will be Friday, December 31, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Aboite Lutheran Church, 10312 Aboite Center Road with visitation one hour prior to the service, Rev. Richard Pagan officiating. Visitation will also be Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Entombment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Woodview Healthcare Center activities department or I.U. Medical Center Research. Please leave condolences online at .


  • Funeral Service Friday, December 31, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Linda Schmidt

January 7, 2011

Uncle John,

I can't believe you are gone. I thought you would always be there. I would rather believe you are somewhere having fun. Your spirit lives on.

We were close as children. I looked up to you (still do). As adults we grew apart, but you were and always will be in my heart.

To my family, those who are gone and those who remain, I love you all very much.

January 6, 2011

Mr August
Wanting to thank to you for all your generosity and kindness to myself and my family.You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We thank you for giving us the opportunities here at Woodview. Tell my Dad we love and miss him.
Rebecca Eltzroth and Family

January 4, 2011

We will surely keep cheering for those Indy Colts and I. U, so don't worry, we know you'll watch all the games from heaven, we miss you and your smile! Love....... Your Woodview family

January 4, 2011

Hello Mr A
Just checking on you. I know your in good hands now so we dont have to worry anymore. But surely do miss talking to you.
Colts won Sunday HMMMMMM.
And by the way GO NEW ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take Care

Cindy Sitz

Craig Persinger

January 3, 2011

My sympathy goes out to the August family. I met John through Jim Brunner and had a lots of great times with John over the years going to sporting events and other activities. John was a great guy to hang out with, and talk about sports and current events. It was nice to see how he maintained lifelong friendships with Brunner and his childhood friends. I will miss him!

Rev. Tom and Barb Schoenherr

January 1, 2011

We are saddened to hear of Johnnie's death. He made such a difference in my father's life when Dad was at Woodview. John would come to visit him, and he was a great source of support and encouragment to my father. I remember him being at our home when he and my brother were classmates and good friends at Concordia High School. John was also there for my mother before she died a number of years ago. May God's peace and comfort be yours now.

John Bentz

January 1, 2011

Mr. August was a guardian angel to the residents at Woodview and to their families. He was so caring of the residents and so patient. He truly seemed to love them. He was such a blessing to my mother, E. Pauline Bentz. She felt like she could go to him with any concern and , of course, he would solve it. After my mother's passing, I spent a week , myself, as a resident following a hospital stay. I can speak from personal experience that Mr. August provided a place of dignity for those in need of help. The Fort Wayne community has lost a very important member. The community of Heaven has gained a shining angel.
Mr. August, you will be missed by all whose lives you touched. One thing is sure; you are now surrounded in Heaven by the many elderly people you helped who have already passed.

Our family sends our gratitude to your family, who shared you with us, and our sincerest sympathy.

John Bentz,M.D.

January 1, 2011

Mr. August, please keep your hands over Woodview at this difficult time. We need your strength and courage to continue on. You are missed and always will be, never to be forgotten.

Anita Antoine

January 1, 2011

To Mr August family, What a joy to have known your father, I will miss him so much. He was always such a kind, friendly boss who spoke to me and everyone else like you were important to him. He was a man full of surprises like he would come walking down the hall at 3am in a pair of flip flops, shorts and a t- shirt with a smile on his face and say I'm here to do some paper work. He was never to good to do the same work that his staff would do. He would shovel snow, pick up things off the floor, grab a mop to clean a mess, and help residents get where they want to go. I'll miss his friendly smile and his Hello Miss Anita. May God Bless you and give you strength.

January 1, 2011

Mr. August was a kind, compassionate man, who showed all his employees how to provide happiness and comfort to Woodview residents. He treated each resident as if they were his own family and expected his employees to do so as well. I am so grateful for the example he set and learned a great deal from working for him. You became better because he believed in you. Thank you for sharing your husband and father with us! Deb Miller