John Allen Niswonger

July 16, 1950 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 69)

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John Allen Niswonger, 69, of Goshen, IN passed away at 5:17 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on July 16, 1950 in Vicksburg, MI to Raymond C. & Alma V. Niswonger.

He attended public schools in Michigan and lived most of his life in St. Joseph County, Florida, Mentone & Leesburg before moving recently to Goshen. He was married on May 28, 2006 in Fulton Co., IN to Nancy L. (Bingaman) Johnson who preceded him on November 30, 2019. He formerly worked at Holiday Rambler of Wakarusa and was the former owner / operator of Dad’s Bar in Wyatt and Nana’s & John’s Bar in Mentone. He was a former Son of American Legion in Osceola, IN.

John loved life and he was always happy. He enjoyed sitting outside enjoying the warmer weather, joking around with anyone about anything. He always made you laugh and made you feel like family even if you were not. He touched our hearts and left his footprints on them. He was a strong man and didn’t let things keep him down for long. Even after the passing of his wife and all he went through, he still had a smile on his face. He fought so hard until the end. He was an amazing man and will forever be in our hearts. Heaven must have needed a hero!

He is survived by:

3 Daughters – Elizabeth (Brian) Albert of Goshen, Frances Rigley of Roseland, and Chris of Texas

2 Sons - Jonathan Niswonger of Marcello, MI & John Thompson of Osceola

2 Step Daughters – Pachia (Phillip) Rumble & Marcia Johnson

Step Son – Jeffery Johnson

Grandchildren – Haley, Brianne, Abbygaile, Branson, and Colt

Step Grandchildren – Steven, Amber, Julia, Kolin, Jessica, Tyler, Nick, and Kirsten

Gt. Grandchildren – Emberlee & Nevaeh

Step Gt. Grandchildren – Makenzie, Liam, Ava, Emma, Sophia, Sonny, Isaac, and Lola

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 22 years – Nancy Niswonger, and former wife of 25 years – Charlotte Niswonger.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. No services to be held at this time. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St. Syracuse, IN is in charge of arrangements.

Preferred memorials may be given to the John Niswonger Funeral Fund, c/o Owen family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567. 

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