John E. Wylie

May 24, 1941March 25, 2012

John Wylie, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Union Hospital at the age of 70.

John was born in Peru, Indiana on May 24, 1941, the son of the late John E. Wylie, Sr. and Esther Laramore. He was united in marriage to his loving wife, the former Mary Sue Whybrew on June 23, 1963. Together they shared over 48 years of marriage.

John was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. His love for his family will live on for generations. He will also be remembered for being a devout Purdue fan and was extremely proud that all of his children attended college there. John also enjoyed woodworking and shooting. Many may also remember him from his years of employment at J.I. Case.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue; children, John and wife Karen Wylie of Crown Point, Chad and wife Debra Wylie of Ft. Wayne and Christi and husband Rob Morton of Indianapolis. He was the loving and proud grandfather of Anne, Grace, Hannah, Chad II, Wylie, Mary Sue and Bailey. John also leaves behind his sister, Mary Jane and husband Orion Toepfer of Wabash.

In addition to his parents, John was welcomed home to heaven by his grandson, Michael Morton, who passed away on June 25, 1998 and his sister, Betty Chittum.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 12:00 Noon until the time of John’s Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. at the Roselawn Funeral Home in Terre Haute. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Grace Community Church are appreciated.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, March 30, 2012
  • Memorial Ceremony Friday, March 30, 2012

John E. Wylie

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April 2, 2012

Hi Susie this is Sandy McFarland. I am so sorry to hear about John's passing. We are keeping you in our prayers.


March 30, 2012

I met John when I went to work for him at J I Case in 1971, and had that privilege for almost 18 years. During and since that time, I've been pleased to call him and Susie good friends. John was respected for his honesty and his knowledge. Even as a “company man”, he was trusted by the union members for his honesty and fairness. I loved his dry sense of humor. Anyone who spent any time with John at work knew he was a family man first and foremost. He wore his love and pride for his family for all to see. I know John will be missed, but know he has left a legacy of memories within and outside the family and that he lives on in his children and grandchildren. God's peace and love be with all the family. Terri Moscan

March 29, 2012

Dear Susie,

I, along with the Prayer Chaplains at Unity, are sending you and your family prayers of strength and healing during this difficult time in your lives' journeys. May each of you draw strength from the knowledge that there are many people who are holding you in the light. Susie, although it has been a few years since we have been in touch with each other, know that I think of you and your family often.


Rick Nichols

Patty Bollheimer

March 28, 2012

Susie and family, my deepest sympathies to all of you during your time of loss. My prayers are with you.

Dean May

March 28, 2012

I met John when he took me out to breakfast to explain JI Case's benefit plans when I was first hired in 1979. I remember we met at Grandma Joys. It has been a pleasure to know him over the years. Warm sympathy to Susie and family from Dean and Tammy May.

Rita Johnson

March 28, 2012

Chad, Your dad lives on in his children. I hope you can find some sense of comfort in knowing that to be true. Please know that our hearts are with you and your family at this time and that you have our deepest sympathy. We love you. Rita, Jim, and Mildred

George Laramore

March 27, 2012

I am very sorry to learn of John's death. I remember many good times with John at various Laramore family reunions when we were kids. Shelley and I send our sympathies.

Bob Kumpf

March 27, 2012

John touched and blessed many lives. He leaves us better people for having known him. Our prayers are with you all at this time.

Dr.C.David Hay

March 27, 2012

Susie and family we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.Please accept our deepest sympathy. Dr. David and Joy Hay

Bill Pine

March 27, 2012

I would like to thank John for being a great coach to me in the Babe Ruth years of playing, are team was amax.I thank John for allowing me to have fun playing for him during those years. I look back at those years all the time, every time I drive pass the ball park, and every time, I thanked John for allowing to play any position on the field.Every player on that team would say the same thing. So thanks for the great memories John, I know you are truly with God now. God Bless the Wylie family, I thank you so much.