John E. True, 55 / Feb. 14, 1954 – Jan. 21, 2010

Published 10:57am Friday, January 22, 2010
John E. True, 55
John E. True, 55

John E. True, 55, of Niles passed away at his residence Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 following an extended illness.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1954 in Niles to Ralph and Nina (Parker) True.

John graduated from Niles High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He most recently was a bus driver for Niles Public Schools. He was also a past Pokagon Township supervisor. John loved being outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

On Sept. 3, 2006 John married Ginger (Wade) Bice at a ceremony in St. Joseph, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his father Ralph True.

John is survived by his wife, Ginger Bice of Niles; his son, Cordel Lee Bice-True of Niles; his mother, Nina True of Niles; two brothers, Jim True of Dowagiac and Tom True of Westville, Ind.; five sisters; Barbara True (Larry Teeter) of Cassopolis, Debbie (Rick) Phillips of Cassopolis, Becky (Shawn) Burton of White Heath, Ill., Kathy (Craig) Bradley of Constantine, Mich. and Toni (Jeff) Crowel of Niles; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with John’s wishes a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mike Cheney officiating. A friends and family gathering will be held at Pokagon Fire Department at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

Memorial contributions can be made in John’s memory to his family.

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