John J. Anspach

Aug. 7, 1936 — Jan. 4, 2021

John J. Anspach, 84, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, at Howard Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

John was born on Aug. 7, 1936, in White County, to the late Floyd and Clarisse (Jones) Anspach. John graduated from Winamac High School in 1954 and then went on to serve his country in the United States Navy until 1963. On July 6, 1980, he married Diane Walters and they had recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.

John retired from Sears after 25 years in sales. Not one to sit around, in 1992 he started working for The Gallery Home Furnishings and continued working there until early this summer. John enjoyed riding motorcycles with his brothers, golfing and traveling. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family and going to all the parties, great-grandkids’ activities and family get-togethers.

John was a kind, generous and loving person who always jumped at a chance to help someone in need. Those that knew him could attest to his sense of humor, his warm smile and the twinkle in his eye when striking up a conversation. John was a member of the Vineyard Community Church and was deeply invested in Kairos Prison Ministry in Miami County. John leaves a family legacy of loving and caring unconditionally.

Surviving along with his wife Diane are his daughters: Becky [Dennis] Grogg of Logansport, Christi [Tim] Harris of Rossville, Cindy Anspach of Lafayette, and Erica [Matthew] Will of Indianapolis; son Scott [Kelly] Anspach of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; grandsons; Jason [Jennifer] Grogg of Logansport, Zack [Kim] Grogg of Logansport, Timothy Harris of Indianapolis, Cory [Kate] Anspach of Lafayette, Connor Anspach of Indianapolis, Caden Anspach of North Carolina, and Cael Anspach of North Carolina; granddaughters: Ashley [Josh] Winkler of Illinois, Sara [Derrick] Hardy of Walton, and Becca Sietsma of Rossville; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers: Tom [Patty] Anspach of Winamac, Carl [Lynn] Anspach of Rochester, Gene [Rena] Anspach of Massachusetts, and Earl Anspach of Massachusetts; sister-in-law Judy Anspach of Greenwood; several nieces and nephews; father-in-law Lloyd [Linda] Walters of Rochester; and mother-in-law Jean Renfroe of Logansport.

He was preceded in death by a brother Ken Anspach; and a nephew.

Visitation hours will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Vineyard Community Church of Logansport located at 715 E. Broadway. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vineyard Community Church.

You may sign John’s guestbook online and send condolences for the family at

(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 13, 2021)

Pulaski County Journal

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Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
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