John R Croghan Sr.

April 14, 1930November 8, 2012

John R. Croghan, Sr., 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his home. He was born April 14, 1930 in Fort Wayne to the late Fred H. and Gladys (McCristy) Croghan. He worked at Dana and was a member of the Salvation Army. He is survived by his children, Donna (Mike) Riehm of Rogersville, Missouri, Diana Harrell of Fort Wayne, Brenda Zahn of Rockford, Illinois, John (Donna) Croghan, Jr. of Fort Wayne, and David (Addie) Croghan, Sr. of Fort Wayne; sisters, Carol Brant of Fort Wayne and Mary (Joe) Bleakney of Zephyrhills, Florida; 18 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Iva (Ake) Croghan. A funeral service will be Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with 1 hour of visitation prior. Visitation will also be on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Nightingale Hospice, Love Church, or Salvation Army.



  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2012


  • Burial

John R Croghan Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Roger & Cecilia Senn

November 20, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss but we know God is holding your family at this time. We are praying for you today-may God be your comfort!

Jon and Tammy Miller

November 16, 2012

We are sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Cindy Hoag

November 16, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss, please know all of you will be in our prayers!

Rhoda Clark

November 16, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Please allow the words of others and the arms of Jesus to comfort you at this difficult time.

Donna Van Hoesen

November 16, 2012

Donna & Brenda, Know that you and your family are being prayed for and remembered at this time. May God's comfort sustain you through the coming days. Love & Prayers.

Diane Harper

November 15, 2012

Brenda: We are praying for you and your family. God bless you. The Shepherd is near.

missy jackson

November 12, 2012

we luv and miss u and great ma. our luv and prayers r with the family.

Daniel Cassaday

November 11, 2012

My heart felt sympathies go out to Donna, Diane, Brenda & John Jr. May you always cherish of your father.

I have clear and fond memories of your family when I was growing up and had attended church at he Belmont Outpost.

Make you all rst in peace as John join Iva in his rightful place at our Heavenly Father's Table.