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john r. boggs jr.

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

April 13, 1922 - June 19, 2013

WINONA LAKE — The Rev. John Robert Boggs Jr., 91, of Winona Lake, died at 4:17 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.

He started a soup kitchen in Elkhart.

He was born April 13, 1922, in Bremen, Ga., to John Robert Sr. and Lola Gertrude (Posey) Boggs.

On July 10, 1943, he married Maxine Ratcliff. She died in May of 2000.

He remarried on March 31, 2001, to Jodie (Miller) Kreider.

His wife, Jodie of Winona Lake; daughters Carol (James) VanPelt and Barbara (John) McMunn; stepdaughters Gerry (Elmer) Compton; Ronda (Steve) Gaston; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren and sister Martha Schaffer survive.

A son, a daughter and nine sisters preceded him.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, followed by a 4 p.m. funeral service, all at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will follow in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

Memorial donations may be directed to Gideons International, Warsaw/Winona Lake Memorial Bible Chairman, P.O. Box 766, Winona Lake, IN 46590 or to the Warsaw Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1257, Warsaw, IN 46581.