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John M Davern, I

May 16, 1931 August 17, 2019
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DANA-John M. Davern, I , 88, of Dana, Indiana passed away at 12:18 am Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Illinois. He retired in 1981 from Ethel Visqueen in Terre Haute with 26 ½ years of service and began farming. He was born May 16, 1931 in Terre Haute, Indiana to the late Frank Davern and Edith Davis Davern. His wife of 52 years, Martha Jane Russell Davern whom he married September 17, 1964 preceded him in death August 21, 2017.

Survivors include one son, John (Angela) Davern, II of Dana; one daughter, Jody Vansickle of Dana; three grandchildren, April Colyer, Michael Davern and Dale Vansickle; he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Davern and two sisters, Martha Moeller and Mary Grace Garrett.

He was a 1948 graduate of Garfield High School and attended Indiana State University. He served with the U.S. Air Force overseas in Greenland and Iceland during the Korean War. He was very artistic building scale models of homes and farmsteads with great detail. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, August 24, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 N. Maple Street, Dana with Pastor Marc Loveland officiating. Burial with military graveside honors by Chrisman American Legion Post # 477 follow at Friends Chapel Cemetery in Scottland, Illinois. Visitation is 4-8 pm Friday at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Aug

4:00 PM 8/23/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/23/2019 8:00:00 PM
Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847

Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home
225 Maple Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Aug

11:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home

225 Maple Street
Dana, IN 47847

Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home
225 Maple Street Dana 47847 IN
United States

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Location

Friends Chapel Cemetery Final Resting Place

Scottland, IL

Scottland IL
United States
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