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Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

John L. Diver

August 30, 1924May 5, 2020
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John L Diver, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 5, 2020. Born on August 30, 1924, in Monroeville, he was a son of the late John W and Lucy (Gerardot) Diver. He was an active member of St Alban’s Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne, where he served as Property Chairman and an usher for many years. John proudly served his country in the Army, during WWII, was a lifetime member of the American Legion, and VFW. He retired in 1981, from IHC Truck Manufacturing, after more than 36 years of service as a Machine Operator.

John enjoyed gardening, canning, and fishing with his wife Phyllis. He loved time spent with his family and the wonderful vacations they took to California, Florida and Canada in the bus camper Phyllis and he transformed into a camper.

He is survived by his children Cathy Diver, and John (Susan) Diver, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Loretta McNeal, and Rita Koomler; four grandchildren, Jeff (Laura) Diver, Rachel (Chris) Lambert, Noel (Nikki) Burke and Natalie Adkins, as well as 4 great-grandchildren; Landon, Mason, Levi and Charlotte. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis J (Doswell) Diver, in 2016; his grandchild Courtney, brothers, Norbert and William Diver; and sister, Evelyn Wirts.

A Celebration of John's Life will be held at a later date. Calling will be held from 2 to 5pm, on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with social distancing. Entombment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to St. Albans Memorial Fund. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com

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Marilyn Rafter

May 8, 2020

John and Phyllis were such wonderful members of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and extremely devoted to doing whatever they could to support the church. I am so blessed to have known them for so many years through St. Alban's.

My condolences to all John's family members; I know he will be so missed. Cherish your memories of your time with such a wonderful man.

Marilyn Cowan Rafter

KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

May 8, 2020

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Joe Porter

May 8, 2020

John and Susan,
Our condolences on the passing of John's father. Our prayers are with you.
Joe and Kathy Porter

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Biography

John L Diver, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 5, 2020. Born on August 30, 1924, in Monroeville, he was a son of the late John W and Lucy (Gerardot) Diver. He was an active member of St Alban’s Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne, where he served as Property Chairman and an usher for many years. John proudly served his country in the Army, during WWII, was a lifetime member of the American Legion, and VFW. He retired in 1981, from IHC Truck Manufacturing, after more than 36 years of service as a Machine Operator.

John enjoyed gardening, canning, and fishing with his wife Phyllis. He loved time spent with his family and the wonderful vacations they took to California, Florida and Canada in the bus camper Phyllis and he transformed into a camper.

He is survived by his children Cathy Diver, and John (Susan) Diver, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Loretta McNeal, and Rita Koomler; four grandchildren, Jeff (Laura) Diver, Rachel (Chris) Lambert, Noel (Nikki) Burke and Natalie Adkins, as well as 4 great-grandchildren; Landon, Mason, Levi and Charlotte. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis J (Doswell) Diver, in 2016; his grandchild Courtney, brothers, Norbert and William Diver; and sister, Evelyn Wirts.

A Celebration of John's Life will be held at a later date. Calling will be held from 2 to 5pm, on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with social distancing. Entombment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to St. Albans Memorial Fund. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com

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