John David McMeans,
age 70 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
He was born on
February 10, 1950, in Valparaiso, IN, to John and Olive (Hetrick) McMeans.
John is survived by
his loving wife of 30 years, Julia (Rader) McMeans; three sons, Martin
(Ashley) McMeans, Timothy John (Linda) Feitshans, David (Kelly) McMeans;
daughter, Lora McMeans; his siblings, Paul, Helen, Bob, Sam, Betty, Kathy,
George, Mary, Sandy, Debbie, Tom, Carrie, James, Peggy, Jody, and J.R.;
grandchildren, Josh, Emily, Maddie, Lexi, Kayla, and Hannah; and many
beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws, extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; sister, Janet; and brother, Dick.
John worked for
many years as a Structural Steel Painter and traveled the country painting
bridges. In recent years John was a tree trimmer, always accompanied by his
loving companion, Audrey the Mountain Dog. He enjoyed morel mushroom
hunting, Russian Sword Dancing, and many other activities not for the faint
of heart. John loved visiting his many friends and spending time with his
family. He could always be counted on to help anyone in need and standing up
for the underdog.
Visitation will be
held from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
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