John Staff, 76, passed away on Feb. 25, 2011, at the I.U. Medical Center in
He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Lowell to John A. and Dorthea (Lamphier),
who both preceded him in death.
On April 9, 1977, in Boone Grove, he married Dorothy Obenchain, who
Also surviving are children, Kim, Pam, Brenda, Debbie, John (wife Dawn) of
Chesterton, Michael, Debbie (husband Melvin), Donna (David), Patty, David
(Tim), and Kevin; 24 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces
and nephews; siblings Jerry (Carolyn) Staff, Tom (Euinche) Blanchard, and
He was preceded in death by his daughter Wendy and by brother Herb.
He retired as a foreman for the Porter County Highway Department where he
worked for 18 years. He enjoyed his time building model airplanes and
woodworking. He also served in the Army.
A funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at 6 p.m. Visitation
was also held on Monday at Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso.
Memorial donations may be made to Bartholomew Funeral Home or to the
American Kidney Foundation. To sign an online guestbook,