John HyrmanAugust 5, 1949 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 68)
John Hyrman, of Peru, Indiana, age 68, went to be with his Lord unexpectedly, in his sleep, Friday, September 8, 2017 at his residence, after a life filled with joy. Memorial service will be held, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:00 pm with visitation starting at 11:00 am at the Riverview Funeral Home 421 West Canal Street, Peru, Indiana, Pastor Marie Thompson officiating. John was born in Flint, Michigan on August 5, 1949, the son of Charles Jacob and Rose Mary (Rosipko) Hyrman. He grew up in and graduated from Flushing, Michigan. He married his soulmate August 27, 1972.
This is his Dash. He was a devoted husband and father, and sibling of 9. He served 20 proud years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a TSgt, as an aircraft mechanic, then 20 years as a Wal-Mart manager. Recently, he drove a bus for the Peru YMCA, and volunteered there, as well. His deep love for his family was apparent. They always came first. Whatever his wife or children were interested in, he would take a keen interest in, also. He had a servant heart, wanting to make everything right for everybody, especially Patricia.
He was a volunteer at his church, Chapel of Praise, driving the van each week, and working in the kitchen at the Salvation Army. If you needed anything, he would let you have it, or find a way to get you it. He had a love of reading, mostly the Bible and anything about history, wanting to retell the stories he had read. All he needed was a captive audience. He loved history, both researching it and telling others about it. He rarely passed up the opportunity of a teaching moment – for anyone, his children, the teller at the bank, a customer at the store. He was smart, extremely smart. He was genuine, caring, loving, supportive, encouraging, and witty, with a sense of humor that he truly enjoyed. He lived his love for God every day. Many have mentioned that he was the reason they came to know about the Lord.
He enjoyed working with his hands, whether simple remodeling around the house, tinkering on his 1963 Ford Falcon, or creating the garden oasis. He refined a yearly project of decorating and displaying 100 Christmas trees througout his house, each one having its own theme. He loved gadgets, especially if they had a good story. He never met a stranger, (animal or human). He had an appreciation of nature, and God’s hand in it. He often “rescued” unwanted guests, (flies, spiders, etc.), from inside the house, and greeted animals on his walk. During storms, you could find him on the porch enjoying them.
He was proud of his wife, his kids, and his family. And, he was never afraid to say it. They laughed a lot, “It made much more sense than arguing.” Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann (Yadon), children, Benjamin (Dawn), Joshua (Bobbi), and Sarah; brothers Patrick, Mike (Diane), Joe, and Joäo José (Luciana) Rodrigues; sisters, Mary Anne (John) Weishaar, Teri (Tim) Anthony, Rosemarie (Larry) Ludwig, Cecilia (Murray) Johansen, and Agnes (Mark) Shrewsbury; sister-in-law, Beverly Mattson; brothers-in-law, Charles, Robert and John Yadon; several nieces and nephews, special friend, Tori Powell, and fur baby Shasta. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, father-in-law Charles Yadon, mother-in-law Charleene, his brother Charles, sister-in-law Christine, and nephew, Glen.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home; friends and family may leave online condolences at www.riverviewfhperu.com