John Robert Juan, 72, passed away on Wednesday July 3, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.
John was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 8, 1947 as the only son of Robert and Clara “Elise” (Haezebrouck) Juan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his Aunt Margaret Hillaert and his cousin Darlene Hillaert and cousins, Steven and Madeline June of Canada.
In 1958 when John was 11 years old, he and his parents moved to Mishawaka.
After graduation in 1965 from Mishawaka High School, John Volunteered for the service joining the United States Air Force. He served from 1965 to 1969 including a tour in Vietnam.
Upon returning home he went to work for the former Torrington Corporation in South Bend as a Machinist for 20 years. He then worked for Bayer Corporation until his retirement.
On September 20, 1980 in Christ the King Lutheran Church South Bend, John married Janis Crook who survives. John is also survived by his cousins Marlene Hillaert, Albert Hillaert, and children Trent and Todd, Victor Hillaert and children Victor and Jason and Marc and Scott Hamlin. Brother-n-law Jim (Cindy) Crook and sister-n-law Geni (Mike) Dial. He is also survived by his family in Canada. Cousins Mike and Angel Legary and daughter Samantha, Mike June and Children Brandon and Colin, and Cecil June and daughter Madison. Also by his canine companion Hannah.
John was a motorcycle enthusiast riding Harley Davidsons for 45 years. He was among the first to join ABATE and was a member for almost 40 years. He was also a member of VFW Post 360 and the BK Club.
John never met a stranger. His joyous spirit will live on in the hearts of family, acquaintances and many lifelong friends who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed.
Family and friends may visit on Monday July 8th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm in Hahn Funeral Home 505 W. 8th Street Mishawaka. Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 pm with Military Rites. Cremation will take place after with burial in Fairview Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Tom and Brian Memorial Fund 200 North Church Street Mishawaka, IN 46544 or to Heartland Hospice 230 West Catalpa Mishawaka IN 46545