John Gledhill1942 - 2017
John R, Gledhill age 74 of Presque Isle
passed away at home April 9, 2017.
He was born November 11, 1942, the second son of
Douglas Haighand Alma Helen (Seymour) Gledhill,
in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
He is survived by older brother Douglas (Judy) of Lafayette, Indiana,
and younger brother Robert, of Calgary, Ontario, Canada. A younger
sister, Lynda, of Columbus, Ohio, predeceased John.
He married Mary Drews on January 30, 1965 at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Danville, Illinois and they have been blessed with 52 years of married
He is also survived by his five children: David (Katherine) of Mocksville,
North Carolina; Rev. Eric (Kristin) of Paw Paw, Michigan; Curtis (Shelley)
of Midland, Michigan; Jeffrey of Auburn, Michigan; and a daughter,
Stephanie (Keith) McLaughlin of St. Joseph, Michigan. There are nine
John graduated in 1966 with a degree in chemical engineering from
TriState University of Angola, Indiana. He enjoyed a 30-year career with
the Dow Chemical Company in manufacturing and engineering
management in Midland, Michigan. The highlight of his professional
career was when he served as the plant manager of the Dow facility in
Findlay, Ohio, He and his family were very active in the Boy Scouts of
America for more than 30 years, being named Scouting Family of the Year
in 1985. John served and grew in his Christian faith through a variety of
church administrative and leadership roles in four different churches.
John and Mary led an in-home Bible-study for more than 25 years. He
will be remembered most as one leading his family by faith in Jesus,
giving of himself to others, and modeling service to God, through the
gifts given to each of us.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 until
8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church
from 10:00 a.m, through time of funeral at 11:00 a.m. with
Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating.
Interment will take place at the Homer Township Cemetery near Midland
on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church or
Hospice of Michigan in memory of John Gledhill.