July 8, 1946 – September 19, 2016
John W. Kirk, 70, passed away in his home September 19, 2016 after a long illness he acquired during the Vietnam War.
He was born July 8, 1946, to Harold and Claudia (Dillon) Kirk. They preceded him in death. Two siblings, Phyllis Boyer and David Kirk, also preceded him in death.
On April 17, 1983, John married Kathy Montplaisir. She survives. Also left to cherish his memory are three children, Steven (Hanna) Kirk and Jennifer (Scott) Willoughby, both of WI and Michael (Julia) Kirk of South Bend; two stepchildren, Ray (Merry) Wilkerson of CA and Christina (Brian) Martin of South Bend; brother, French Kirk and sister, Connie Johnson, both of CA; and 12 precious grandchildren.
John was a loving husband and father, and a faithful Patriot who proudly served our Country during the Vietnam War. Many will miss him, including his beloved dog, Barkley.
John’s wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, September 25th at 4:00PM at the American Legion, Post 303, 2503 Mishawaka Ave. South Bend, IN 46615.
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