John Stouder

Thursday, September 6, 2007

John William Stouder, 75, died Sunday at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle.

Born in Gosport, he was the son of Dr. Charles and Mary Stouder.

A member of First Baptist Church of Greencastle, the Lions Club, and the Gosport Chapter of the Masonic Lodge, he was a salesman at Correlated Products of Indianapolis for 35 years.

He attended Indiana University on a basketball scholarship.

He married Mary Janet Asher on the TV show, "Bride and Groom" on April 8, 1952, in New York City. They recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Surviving are sons, John C. Stouder, Indianapolis, and Jeff Stouder, Greencastle; daughters Janae Berry and husband Jack, Greencastle, and Janell Ray and husband Lee, Fort Wayne; brothers Charles C. Stouder, Olympia, Wash.; Dr. Stephen Stouder and wife Donna, Nashville; sister Anne Winkler and husband Bill, Bloomington; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Janet and his parents.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Gosport, with Rev. Paul Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Gosport Cemetery.

Visitation will be preceding the funeral from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Gosport Masonic Lodge 92, 4061 Cherokee Pass, Gosport, 47433.