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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 15:52

     Kenneth A. John, 88, of Shawano, died at Lincoln Village in Port Washington on Saturday, Oct. 21.
    He was born in Milwaukee on April 19, 1929, the son of Arthur and Helen Pleier John.
    Mr. John grew up in Milwaukee and attended North Division High School, graduating in 1947. He then went to school to become a draftsman.
    On Dec. 30, 1950, he married Donna Bigelow in Milwaukee.
    Mr. John worked at Worden Allen before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951. After his service, he became a patrol officer with the Milwaukee Police Department. He retired in 1988 after 32 years of service.
    The couple moved to Shawano following their retirement. Mr. John built a home on Shawano Lake with his uncles PeeWee and John. As a couple, the John’s enjoyed attending auctions, and buying and selling antiques.
    Mr. John appreciated the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. The highlight of his later years was attending events for his grandchildren, and spending time with them whenever possible, his family said.
    Mr. John is survived by his wife Donna of Port Washington; daughter Valerie (Tom) Miller of Port Washington; daughter-in-law Susan John of Wauwatosa; grandchildren Jennifer (Joel) Bublitz of Cedarburg, Brian (Jamie) Miller of Dallas and Diana (Joey) Berwyn of Denver; and three great-grandchildren.
    He is further survived by his sister Gerry (Walter) Schwanz of Waukesha; brother Ed (Mary) John of The Villages, Fla.; and brothers-in-law Jerry (Carol) Bigelow and Harley Kagerbauer, all of Shawano.
    Mr. John was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Helen John, parents-in-law John and Lucy Bigelow, sister-in-law Joanne Kagerbauer and son Michael John.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington. The Rev. John Klieve will preside.
    Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. He will be buried with military honors at Pinelawn Cemetery in Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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