September 1, 2924- February 17, 2014
Funeral services for John Wright, 89 of Boone formerly of Jefferson, will be 10:30 am Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, IA. The family will be present to greet friends from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson.
John Wright of rural Jefferson, passed away at Westhaven Community in Boone Monday afternoon, February 17, 2014 where he had resided since December 2011.
John was born September 1, 1924 in Bruce, Wisconsin the son of Charles Mack and Cora Mae Wright.
March 3, 1946 John married Norma Jean Nelson and they began their life. John loved his wife and family, spending time with them, making memories and teaching life’s lessons by example. He loved raising animals providing lots of kids an opportunity to experience a little farm life. He loved gardening and supplying family and friends with fresh vegetables. He also loved growing flowers and beautiful gardens.
John was a member of Pleasant Ridge Friends Church.
John was preceded in death by a son Rodney Kent Wright, a granddaughter Stacie Marie Wright, great grandson Bryce Timothy Bartley, his parents and three sisters; Netti Connor, Bertha Aulenbacher and Dorothy Keely.
Survivors include his wife Norma, daughter Marcia Buckner and husband Tim of Boone, daughter-in-law Beth Wright of Perry, five grandchildren; Shannon Bartley and husband Lance of Harlan, Kara Gannon and husband Sonny of Dallas Center, Kelly Mohrman and husband Greg of Polk City, Lisa Luellen and husband Sean of Woodward and Chad Wright and wife Bonnie of Granger; 14 great grandchildren: Kelsey Nichole, Macy Lynne, Jacob Alan & Brenden Hans Bartley; Brittany Nikole Schoon, Brody Lee & Lani Jo Gannon; Allyson Rose, Tyler John, Carly Camille Mohrman; Hannah Marie & Reilly Kent Luellen, Gabriel Kent & Gavin Michael Wright and great great grandson Bryler Morlan; two sisters: Marie McVay of Vancouver, Washington, and Evelyn Jones of Manilla, several nieces and nephews.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com