John Ashabranner, 68, of North Zulch passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Rock Prairie Chapel. Bro. Glenn Connor will officiate. Burial will follow in Rock Prairie Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11-2 on Wednesday prior to the funeral.
John was born October 7, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Eldon and Lois Ashabranner. John was a mechanic in the United States Army for 4 years; he then worked for Xerox for 32 years as a senior service technician. He loved to Bar B Que, work in his garden, go fishing, and work on his old Chevrolet truck. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son-in-law, Steven Richie.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mavis Ashabranner; daughters, Katherine Christine Dill and husband, Joey, Erin Emory Richie, and Kyleleen Danielle Duesterhoft and husband, Lewis; grandchildren, Hailey and Hannah Windham, Avery and Ann Dill, Harper Richie, and Steven Duesterhoft; brother, Jerry Ashabranner and wife, Claudia; and sister, Margaret Turk and husband, Don; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Joey Dill, Lewis Duesterhoft, George Krohn, Greg Landry, James Spencer, and Terry Sanders.