John was born November 25, 1956, in Monticello, Indiana, the son of Wayne Carmi and Mary Lou Krintz Anderson. He graduated from Twin Lakes High School in 1975. John went on to attend Purdue University and graduated with a BS in Landscape Architecture and became a Property Manager for Hanover College and more recently for Grandview Lake. He was also a school board member for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation for 11 years. John loved making decisions to help all children.
John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lois D. (Mills) Anderson, daughter, Hannah (Brian) Newlin of Greenwood; son, Samuel Carmi Anderson of Tampa, Florida; grandson, Harvey Houston Newlin; siblings, Mary Kathryn (Roger) Maxwell, David (Janie) Anderson, and Tom Anderson. He had seventeen nieces and nephews and twenty-eight great nieces and nephews. John dearly loved each and every one of them. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kerry Anderson.
John loved the Lord, first and foremost, followed by his family and extended family. He was an avid golfer and fan of the sport playing a few holes up until his recent illness. John also loved water skiing especially on Grandview Lake. He found much enjoyment painting with watercolors and playing euchre. John never met a stranger and had a love for people. His smile and laughter was contagious. He recently became a proud grandpa and cherished his short time with grandson, Harvey. John will be deeply missed by those that met, knew, and loved him.
A special thank you to John’s neurologists, Dr. John Winnikates and Dr. Dawn Zapinski. Many, many heartfelt thanks for the amazing staff at Compass Park: Nurse practitioners, Jolynne Anderson and Donna Gentle as well as nurses: Jenn, Rachel, and Jess and nursing assistants: Kaitlyn and Anthony. Your care, compassion. encouragement, and love for John will hold a special place in our hearts.
In keeping with the family’s request, cremation will take place and a celebration of life service will be held for John on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 11: 00 a.m. at First Christian Church of Columbus with Pastor Steve Yeaton officiating.
Visitation will take place on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Barkes, Weaver &Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.
Inurnment will take place at a later date at Pleasant Run Cemetery in Delphi, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with John’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.