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In Memory of

John Robert Dedden

August 28, 1938 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


John Robert ("Jack") Dedden was born in Covington, Kentucky, on August 28, 1938. He passed away on August 4, 2017 at age 78.

Jack is survived by his daughter Lisa Dedden Cooper and son-in-law Mike Cooper in Lansing, Michigan; his son John Eric Dedden, daughter-in-law Catherine Dedden, and grandson John Thornton Dedden in Texas; and his brother Richard Dedden and sister Kathleen Pfetzer in Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey Dedden and brother Larry Dedden.

Jack enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1956 which allowed him to...

John Robert ("Jack") Dedden was born in Covington, Kentucky, on August 28, 1938. He passed away on August 4, 2017 at age 78.

Jack is survived by his daughter Lisa Dedden Cooper and son-in-law Mike Cooper in Lansing, Michigan; his son John Eric Dedden, daughter-in-law Catherine Dedden, and grandson John Thornton Dedden in Texas; and his brother Richard Dedden and sister Kathleen Pfetzer in Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey Dedden and brother Larry Dedden.

Jack enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1956 which allowed him to travel to distant places such as Japan and Wake Island. He returned home and attended the University of Kentucky where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree. In 1965 he moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he lived for more than 50 years. He worked as a salesman for Ford, Pillsbury, and then A.H. Robins. In 1979 he became a realtor and in 1987 he earned his real estate broker's license.

Jack was an avid fisherman his entire life, with photos to document nearly seven decades of fish stories. He was also an avid reader, a fan of talk radio and a follower of local politics until his later years when his mind and body declined.

A memorial will be held for Jack on Wednesday, August 9, at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 125 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing MI 48910. The family will receive visitors from 2:00 - 4:00, and the service will begin at 4:00.

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.