John E Books
October 9, 1926 – October 18, 2019
John Edward Books, 93, went home to Heaven on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Bluffton, IN, the first child, to the late Ray and Ruth (Evans) Books. He served honorably in the United States Army during WWII. After moving to Fort Wayne, he met Dorothy Evelyn Cattin and they married in 1952. John had a strong work ethic. He had a passion for the stock market, gardening, and old cars. He was a devout Christian, serving at several churches and food banks. He retired from International Harvester. Surviving are his children, Sherry (Stan) Ganczak, Garry Books, and Randy (Hilary) Books; grandchildren, Clint Ganczak, Melanie (Tyler) Mills, Jerod (Debi) Ganczak, Joey, and Maggie Books; great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Eloise Ganczak; brother, Paul (Zabia) Books; and sister-in-law, Dee Cattin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; siblings, Kenneth and Alice; and brother-in-law, Paul Cattin Jr. Funeral service 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Greenlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park with calling from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm prior to the service. Private burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
- The Salvation Army
- Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, October 23, 2019