John T. Drang
John T. Drang
March 24, 1941 – Aug. 3, 2012
CULVER — John T. Drang, 71, of Culver passed away at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.
John was born March 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill. to Frank and Agnes (Marshall) Drang. He grew up in Ora. He graduated from Monterey High School in 1960. April 7, 1962, John married the love of his life, Rochelle “Shelly” Good at the Burr Oak Church of God. They celebrated 50 years together this year during which they raised three children.
John was a long distance truck driver for several years after completing heavy equipment school in Florida. He changed his vocation as the children grew up so that he could be home more to help with raising them. He was one of the first employees at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver. He enjoyed his time there for 13 years. He then worked for Walker Manufacturing in Culver and was a volunteer driver for the Culver Union Township EMS for several years. Farming was John’s “expensive” hobby; he gained valuable knowledge from Alvin Zechiel and Bill Millbrath but driving a truck was John’s favorite job. One of his favorite pastimes was attending many fish fries with Joel.
John is survived by his wife Rochelle “Shelly” Drang of Culver; son Joel (Nicole) Drang of Plymouth; daughters Sherry (Tim) Davis of Bloomington and Sarah Drang of Culver; brother Richard (Marilyn) Drang of Ora; sister Mildred Gaines of Crystal River, Fla.; sisters-in-law Linda Drang of Pisgah, Ala. and Mary Drang of Kouts; and grandchildren Noah, Brooke, and Olivia Davis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert and Jim, sister Frances, brother-in law Virgil “Bud” Gaines, and Sarah’s fiancé Ronald Reutebuch.
A time of sharing memories will be held at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. Bob Collier will officiate funeral services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Burr Oak Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, the American Kidney Foundation or the North Salem Church of God.
Condolences may be sent via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.