John Lawrence Alden, age 82, of Pendleton, Indiana and formerly of Arcadia, Indiana passed away April 18, 2022 at Harbour Manor Care Center at Noblesville, IN.
He was born December 27, 1939 at Noblesville, Indiana to Bearl and Evelyn (Voss) Alden Zimmerman. His younger years were in Arcadia, IN where he attended Arcadia Elementary School and Jackson Central High School with the Class of 1958. He was active in school sports especially high school football where he was a tough competitor.
On June 3rd, 1961 he joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country for over five years. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and later with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of the Cicero American Legion. Upon leaving military service, he worked for Detroit Diesel Allison Company in Indianapolis, IN for over 33 years.
Leisure time would find him camping, working on cars, and following the Indianapolis Colts. He loved to shop garage sales and attend auctions and from that he became a specialty collector.
Surviving him are two sons: Rodney (Carol) Alden of Pendleton, IN and Rick (Brenda) Alden of Cicero, IN, brothers: Bill (Lavonnia) Alden of Spencer, IN, and Greg (Beth) Alden of Arcadia, IN, sisters: Judy Held of Brownsburg, IN, Kathy Hasty of Marshall, NC, Jane (Ron) Chance of Cicero, IN and Linda (John) Travison of Arcadia, IN, grandchildren: Nicole Prater, Sarah Goodrick, Matt Alden, Rachel Alden, and Eric Alden plus great grandchildren: Spencer, Julian, Izzy Goodrick and Sophia Roop.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son: Ron Alden and a sister: Priscilla Shaw.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN, 46034 with burial to follow at Cicero Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until time of the services. Pastor Jody Brown will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cicero American Legion. You may send condolences at http://www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
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