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John Claire Roushar, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at Waterford Place in Kokomo. He was born April 29, 1943, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to John and Clara (King) Roushar. On Nov. 19, 1966, he married Gail Severson, in Utica, Michigan, and she survives.
John served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He worked as a tool and die maker for Hoosier Spline Broach for 27 years and then at Chrysler for ten years before retiring. He loved fishing and enjoyed woodworking, baseball, and NASCAR. He volunteered with We Care for 25 years and had donated blood for many years. He cherished his family and loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was a member of VFW Post 1152, UAW Local 685 and St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, Gail Roushar, he is survived by his son, Jim (Tammy) Roushar; daughters, Joanne (Jim) Main and Stephanie Roberson; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brett) Helfin, Heather (Trent) Shrock, Joleen Allbritton, Tiffany (Chris) Bagby, Breanne Roberson, Kellie Main and Brooke Gragg; twelve great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Sean Kinney; brothers, Charles Roushar and Richard (Lorraine) Roushar; sisters, Mary Ann (Robert) Fox and Dorothy (James) Wood; brother-in-law, Ronald Gibson; and sister-in-law, Martha Roushar.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Roxanne Kinney; brothers, Francis (Della) Roushar and Robert Roushar; and sisters, Edith (Kenneth) VanSickle, and Margaret Gibson.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 700 Southway Blvd. East, with Pastor BJ Siefert officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to We Care or St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Kokomo, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on May 13, 2017
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