Jon W. Detweiler, 64, passed away Sunday, April 19, at Reid Hospital.
Jon was born October 18, 1944, in Wayne County, Indiana. He was the son of Charles and Iris (Turner) Detweiler, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1962 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Shockney on November 11, 1961, a union which was blessed with 1 daughter and 3 sons.
Jon spent his career with Dana Corporation, working in quality control for several years and rising to Plant Manager before retiring in 1992. He also owned & operated Detweiler's Trophies for several years. He enjoyed the cars he owned through the years and attended several shows. He was also an avid golfer.
For over 40 years Jon was active with area youth as an athletic coach, mentor and role model. The discipline and training he instilled in his players gave them the ingredients for success long after their seasons ended. He enjoyed following the activities of his own children and grandchildren as well as many other area kids. He was a fixture at athletic events throughout the area and was always willing to help kids make improvements in their performance.
Jon will be missed by his wife, Dorothy; 1 daughter Linda Perry, Lynn; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, John and Rhonda Detweiler, Winchester, Steve and Hollie Detweiler, Cannon Falls, Minnesota; Mark and Jennifer Detweiler, Richmond; 9 grandchildren, Connor Detweiler, Olivia Detweiler, Zeb Detweiler, Kati Detweiler, Maci Detweiler, Whitney Detweiler, Betsie Perry, Logan Perry and Dawson Perry.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Keith Vincent at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the Williamsburg Community Center Gymnasium, 8441 Centerville Road North, Williamsburg. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2-8 pm on Wednesday, April 22, at the Williamsburg Community Center Gymnasium.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Williamsburg Community Center, P.O. Box 145, Williamsburg, IN 47393.