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John Rex Flohr Oct. 6, 1935 - Dec. 2, 2018

John Rex Flohr, 83, Logansport, passed away on Dec. 2, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo, following an extended decline in his health since October.

John was born to Robert and Sylvia (Hoover) Flohr on his grandparents’ farm in Akron on Oct. 6, 1935.

John graduated Peru High School in 1955 and immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. His time in the Corps included service in Operation Blu Bat during the 1958 Lebanon Crisis. For his service in Beirut, John received a Presidential Unit Citation, a Cold War Medal, a Medal of Good Conduct and a Combat Action Ribbon for National Defense.

On June 21, 1969, John married Norma Conn at (St. Luke’s) Trinity Lutheran Church.

John was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3790 and the Loyal Order of the Moose, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served many years on the Property Committee and many terms on the Church Council.

John worked for 30 years delivering bottled gas at Weldstar Company, Logansport.

John is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Norma; son Rodney (Beth Ann) Flohr, Cold Spring, Minnesota, Terri Woodruff (Paul Knox), Logansport, and Patricia (Philip) Stringer, Jamestown, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sister, Peggy Smith, Peru; and 22 nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Larry Flohr, and sister June Hileman.

Visitation will be held at Kroeger Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, from 4 -7 p.m. Visitation at Trinity Lutheran Church begins Friday at 10 a.m. with the service following at 11 a.m.

He will be buried with full military honors at Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport, Logansport Memorial Hospital and Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Kokomo. Additionally, they would like to thank the Veterans Administration of Indianapolis for many years of care and services since his retirement.

Semper Fi.