John W. McGill, Jr.
October 19, 1946 - March 30, 2018
John W. McGill, Jr. 71 of Elkhart, IN passed away after an extended illness on Friday, March 30, 2018 in Elkhart General Hospital.
John was born on October 19, 1946 in Niles to the late John W. and Eleanor (O’konski) McGill, Sr.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
On January 22, 1977 in South Bend, John married Mary Merrill who survives.
He is survived by his wife Mary, children; Dustin Gill of Grand Rapids, Michael (Jill) Harding of Indianapolis and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters; Patricia (Robert) Shepard and Betty (Shelby) Holloway both of Niles, his brothers William (Wilma) McGill of Niles and Dennis (Lilly) McGill of Buchanan.
John bravely served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his heroic actions.
John was the owner of John’s Road Service from 1978-2008. He was a respected Diesel Mechanic. He and Mary had also owned Roseland Aquatics. John was a life long member of the DAV. He enjoyed photography, gaming and loved animals, especially birds.
Visitation for John will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 11 am to 1pm in Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home, 615 E. Main St., Niles. A funeral service will begin at 1pm in the Funeral Home. Military Honors will be given at Mission Hills Cemetery where the burial will take place.
Memorials in John’s name may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association 135 Parkinson Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305
Online condolences to the family may be directed to www.halbritterwickens.com.