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1929 John 2022

John Devon Jagger

October 14, 1929 — December 15, 2022

John Devon Jagger, age 93, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 7:45 am on Thursday December 15, 2022, at The Waters of Columbia City.  Born on October 14, 1929, in Whitley County, he was the son of John and Audrey (Egolf) Jagger.

John attended Columbia City High School and graduated with the Class of 1947.  On July 23, 1949, John married Maxine Kesling at Merriam Christian Chapel.

John spent several years working for Culligan and in law enforcement as a whitley county deputy sheriff before becoming a Columbia City police officer as a dispatch and fire truck driver.  He then worked for the Whitley County Highway Department for 20 years until his retirement in 1991.  John also served as a director at REMC for 19 years, in addition he drove for Summit Bus and worked at Bart’s Car Store.

John was a member of Blue River Community Church, where he served as an Elder for over 40 years.  He was also a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #131, Columbia City.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years Maxine Jagger of Columbia City; sons Steven (Janet) Jagger of Albion, Dennis (Sandy) Jagger of Pierceton, Kendall “Butch” (Jeanie) Jagger and Michael (Ellen) Jagger, both of Columbia City; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters Bernice Wood-Fry and Demaris (William) Valjack, both of Columbia City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gerald, Lyman, Marshall, and Eugene Jagger, and grandson Jared Jagger.

Friends may call on Sunday December 18, 2022, from 12:00-4:00 pm at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Funeral services for John will be held at 10:00 am on Monday December 19, 2022, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to Blue River Community Church Missionary Fund.

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