John K. Dyson, 81

John K. Dyson, 81, of rural Roann,  died at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April  25, 2018, at his home. 

He was born March 14, 1937, in Wabash County, to Earl and Geneva M. (Stansberry) Dyson.

John was a 1955 graduate of Roann High School.  He married Joann Hamilton in Wabash on Nov. 10, 1956; she died July 7, 2016. 

He was a retired farmer and also was the former Paw Paw Township Trustee.  John was a member of the South Pleasant United Methodist Church, and attended Encouraging Truth Ministries.  He was a member of Gideons International and the Sunday Jailhouse Ministries. He enjoyed woodworking and putting smiles on people's faces. 

He is survived by two children, William E. (Anne Ormsby) Dyson of Fort Wayne, and Cynthia (Joe) Hall of Roann; 12 grandchildren, Jes Beals of Muncie, Mindy (Chris) Dixson of Roann, Katie (Josh Byers) Beals of Wabash, Lee (Samantha) Hall of Chili, Don (Terra) Hall of Walton,  Mary (Adam) Werner of Gilead, David Dyson of Chili, Ben Dyson of Rochester, Bryony Anderson of Fort Wayne, Cathlin Ormsby of Roann, Brendan Ormsby of Fort Wayne, and Gregory (Tunde') Lent of North Hampton, Mass.; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Keith Dyson of Wabash, and sister, Nancy (Rex) Vigar of Roann; and his special friend, Phyllis Nordman of Wabash. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Jackie Weaver officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call 3-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Gideons International or Encouraging Truth Ministries.

The memorial guest book for John may be signed at



Posted on 2018 Apr 26