John F. Burroughs

Born: Tue., Jan. 26, 1937
Died: Tue., Feb. 9, 2021


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 13, 2021
Location: Circle Hill Cemetery


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John F. Burroughs, 84, of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

He was born on January 26, 1937 in Plymouth, Indiana to Ora and Helen (Mowiser) Burroughs.  John graduated from Plymouth Lincoln High School in 1955 and received his Bachelor’s degree from Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana.

He married Janice L. Delancey on February 19, 1961.

John was an Aero-Space and Mechanical Engineer.  He worked for Rockwell International in California where he had worked on the Space Shuttle.  He retired from Flint & Waling in Kendallville, Indiana.

John was a member of the Angola Christian Church.  He enjoyed living at his lake home on Crooked Lake, boating, ice skating, camping and participating in church activities.  He loved animals and enjoyed visiting State Parks and going hiking.

Surviving is his daughter, Bonnie Burroughs of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and his nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is his furry grandpet, Anchor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 48 years, Janice L. Burroughs on March 17, 2009; brother, Bud Burroughs and sisters, Phyllis Shearer and Virginia Aker.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana.  Minister John Coney will be officiating.

A Celebration of Life at the lake cottage will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in John’s memory to the Angola Christian Church.1297 N. 200 W., Angola, IN  46703.

Charitable donations may be made in John's memory to the following organization:

Angola Christian Church
1297 N 200 W, Angola, IN 46703
Tel: 260-665-3815

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Bethany Douglas
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Will miss John so much. I enjoyed knowing him and having great conversation over the summers when I came to visit family. He was a real "gem" of guy! Heaven blessed all of us with his presence.

Teresa Shaklo
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
I am so sorry for loss Bonnie! Your dad was a great man! I am so glad that we were neighbors and we had the privilege of knowing your family!

Olga Griffith
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021

Spring's Bounty Basket was sent by Leona, Olga, Yelena and Rick Griffith.

Please accept our condolences Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From: Leona.Olga,Yelena and Rick Griffith


Barbara Hendrick
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
My sincere sympathies to you Bonnie over the loss of your father. John was a very nice man and interesting to talk to.

Mike Hamm
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Bonnie,
So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you.

Su Reid
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Hi Bonnie , so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Your parents were such nice people and great neighbors. You have our sympathy. Glen and Su Reid

Marilee (Davis) Johnson
   Posted Sat February 13, 2021
Hello! Bonnie! I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. I had no idea he was ill. I am probably his first girl friend. He was my first boy friend. I meant him in the summer between my 8th grade and freshmen year of high school. He was a junior. He was always so very nice and we got along well. I wish so much I could have talked to him before he passed. I should have given him my phone number when I sent him a letter recently. You see my sophomore year I started dating this guy Chuck. And no one ever had treated me so Special. I did not know it until recently. But, Chuck actually ask John to stop seeing me. That I was his. That was way back in 1956. Chuck became ill this year too and passed October 23, 2020. Before he passed he told me what he had done. About telling John. That is why I was hoping we could talk. But, it just wasn't meant to be. I can imagine how sad you must be and for me to check one more time. To see if I could get an e-mail and find out John just passed this month. Makes me very sad. I'm already so lonesome for my husband Chuck. Then to find out John is gone too. It just makes me very sad. I loved reading about his life and he had a wonderful life I can see. I doubt you have any reason to every come to Plymouth, but if you did. Call me and we will meet. 574-341-0758. Love and Prayers to your whole Family

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