He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eldbjorg (Toots), three children: Robin, Julie and David; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren.
John lived in West Seattle until he graduated from high school then moved to Stanwood, WA, later moved to Addy, WA to his farm for 22 years.
He was a building contractor and farmer and retired in 1997.
Funeral services are to be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 5, 2013 at New Life Church 10920 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA.
RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY Spokane, WA assisting the family.
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