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Jack W. Justus, 71, Brown County

Jack W. Justus, 71, Brown County, ended his earthly journey Tuesday evening, May 27, 2014 at his home. He was a former resident of Indianapolis and Greenwood. 

Jack was born in Indianapolis Dece. 14, 1942, to the late Wm. Theodore and Aletha (Hale) Justus. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1961 and went on to earn an associate’s degree in history from Indiana Central College in Indianapolis. Jack married Pamela J. (Siekerman) Justus in Indianapolis June 15, 1974. She lovingly survives after 39 devoted years of marriage. 

Jack was born to be an entrepreneur and purchased his employer, Hadley Electric, and made it a division of his company, Jack W. Justus Enterprises. He worked for more than 40 years as an electrical contractor and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union (IBEW) #481 in Indianapolis.

His wife and children fondly recall the work ethic he had and the legacy he passed down to his entire family as a great provider. Jack will be remembered for the way he loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Jack was a 35-year member of Irvington Masonic Lodge #666 and a member of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed duck hunting, fishing and participating in auctions. His first love and favorite hobby was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and riding his John Deere tractor around his 22 acres in northern Brown County. He also had a passion for animals and a love for his dogs, Peaches, Gidget and beloved Daisy.

Friends and family alike recall precious memories of Jack as one of the most likeable people one would ever meet. He was quick with a joke and a smile and one of the most generous men you could know. He had a passion for people and for helping others, and loved to bless his family and friends that way. People were drawn to him and he will be greatly missed by all.

Jack is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Justina (Ethan) Nadolson of Granville, Ohio, Christina Tempast-Trimnell of Southport, Jacquelyn (Jerry) Thomas of Lebanon, Lori (Brad) Riggen of Brown County, Jennifer (Gary) Childers of Greenwood, Janice (Farris) Sallee and Jack “Jay” W. Justus II (Kristy), both of Brown County; brother, Gary (Charlotte) Justus of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kayleigh Carlin, Jacob and Gracie Riggen, Steven, Chris and David Norman, Jackson and Jaden Thomas, Katrina Faulkner, Katy, Adam and Libby Nadolson, Dakota and Angel Meece, Hailey, Emma and Jaylan Justus, Elliott and Isabel Childers, Tyler and Logan Sallee, Ashley Culp, Erica Hargraves and Alysha Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Audrey and Collin.

The Revs. Craig Moore and Tracey Parrish will conduct a funeral service celebrating his life at 7 p.m.  Tuesday, June 3, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown.

Friends can call from 3 p.m. until service time Tuesday, June 3 at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Jack to the Brown County Humane Society, P.O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448 and/or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130, and/or Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ  85062-8960.

Condolences can be sent to the Justus family at meredith-clark.com.

 

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  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould