Jack Evan Johns,
age 89, of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the
Porter County VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.
Jack was born
December 13, 1926, in McMechan, WV, to the late William and Lyda Mae
He was a retired
machinist from Inland Steel. Jack was a US Army Veteran of the Korean
Jack is survived by
four children, Donald (Karol) Johns of Chesterton, Lori (William) Stolley of
Burlington, NC, Chet Johns of Valparaiso and Lynda (Frank) Salerno of
Western Springs, IL; eight grandchildren Stefanie Davis, Kimberly Britton,
Nick Johns, Ashlee Kleman, Michael Stolley, Evan Salerno, Elizabeth Salerno
and Ethan Salerno; four great-grandchildren, Reese Britton, Remington Johns,
Olivia Kleman and Owen Johns; two sisters, Betty Urbanik and Wanda Viars;
and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded
in death by his loving wife of 49 years Elizabeth; his parents; and thirteen
brothers and sisters; James, William, Thomas, Kate and Lyda Johns and
Daniel, Bonita, Gene, Robert, Charles, Gloria, Nancy and Mary Pavlik.
Visitation will be
from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Rees Funeral Home, Olson
Chapel 5341 Central Avenue Portage, IN, 46368. Funeral services will be
10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Calvary
In lieu of flowers
memorial donations are preferred to the Porter County VNA Hospice
Foundation. 2401 Valley Drive. Valparaiso, IN. 46383.
may be submitted at