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John T. Hoban Jr., 73, went to see his Lord at 12:08 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. John was born April 11, 1944, in Kokomo, to John Hoban Sr. and Juanita (Miller) Hoban. John married his wife Ruth (Martin) Hoban April 18, 1969, and she survives him.
John was a 1962 graduate of Kokomo High School. Soon after graduating, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving his country from 1962 to 1968. John retired from Chrysler after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Kokomo VFW, belonged to the Eagles and was former secretary of the Eagles in Kokomo. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and working outside. John was passionate about God and enjoyed volunteering and being active in his church. He especially loved spending time with his friends, family, and his beloved wife.
John is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Michael (Beth) Hoban, Westfield; daughter, Michelle (Steve) Barrett, Warsaw; brother, Joe Hoban; grandchildren, Alex (Brenna) Barrett, Laura Hoban; great-granddaughter, Noa; and his extended family and beloved friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Hoban.
Funeral services for John will be at 3p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at South Creek Church of God, 5937 S. Park Road, with Pastor Aaron Perry officiating. Visiting hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. We will conclude the service with military honors.
Any memorial contributions may be directed to South Creek Church of God.
You may read John's obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you can sign the guestbook, make a donation, or share a personal message to the family.
Published on August 28, 2017
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