John Timothy Boren of Winona Lake, Indiana went home to be with his Lord on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at his residence in Winona Lake, Indiana at the age of 59.
John was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana where he graduated from Warsaw High School, Warsaw, Indiana. He then attended Moody Bible Institute, Indiana University, and Grace College. He worked for Miller & Son’s, Warsaw Masonry Supply, Tom Farms, and he later drove the bus for Warsaw Community School Corporation. For the past 17 years he has worked as the Chaplain for the Kosciusko County Jail. He was a member of the Warsaw/Winona Lake Gideon Camp, named Warsaw Man of the Year in 2008, and he was a member of Community Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw.
He was born on October 23, 1953 in Columbia City, Indiana to the late Charles Edward Boren and Lois Marie (Herzog) Boren, who survives. On June 14, 1975 he was married to Patricia “Patti” Marie (Balmer) Boren, who survives in Winona Lake, Indiana. He also leaves behind three sons: Josh (wife Jennie) Boren (Winona Lake, Indiana); Matt (wife Monica) Boren (Leesburg, Indiana); Ben (wife Katy) Boren (Winona Lake, Indiana); one daughter: Johanna Boren (Winona Lake, Indiana); and six grandchildren: Whitney, Noah, Riley, Silas, Abner, and Gracie. Also surviving is his mother: Lois Marie Boren (Winona Lake, Indiana); brother: James (wife Loida) Boren (Apex, North Carolina); and his sister: Martha (husband Bobby) Housch (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania). He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Community Grace Brethren Church, 909 South Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Jeff Pfeifer and assisted by Jim Small. There will be time for visitation with the family prior to the service from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Johanna Boren Educational Fund, c/o Farmer’s State Bank, 2102 E. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 and would be appreciated by her family.