John Richard Ness Jr.

1925 - 2018


John Richard Ness Jr., 92 yrs, of Monroe, formerly of Ida, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in Fountain View of Monroe, under the care of Great Lakes Hospice. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 2-8 PM. He will lie in state on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM, in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, MI. Pastor Jennifer Kiefer will officiate. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH.


Born December 19, 1925, in Ida, MI. John was the son of John Sr. and Lorianne (Scott) Ness. He married Pauline Brown on November 28, 1953, in Temperance, MI. Pauline died November 26, 1999. He was a farmer and worked as a line worker for Tecumseh Products for 22 yrs, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, MI. He also was a member of Monroe Chapter of the Southeast Michigan Antique Tractor and Engine Association, 4-H, Bedford Senior Center, Prince of Peace Dart Ball and Meals on Wheels from 1988-2006. He loved to visit friends, especially shut-ins, traveling, sharpening tools, making wood toys, going to toy shows and craft shows and was the "King of Conversation". He played a senior carpenter in the Prince of Peace Journey to the Cross and also helped prepare the food for the Prince of Peace roast beef dinners.


Survivors include: a son, Paul (Marilyn) Ness; sisters, Shirley (Paul) Kraftchick, Bonnie (Carl) Cornprobst; a grandchild, Marissa (Gary) Simmons and great-grandchild, Audrina Simmons. he was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Clara Beeker, his wife, a brother, Lawrence Ness, granddaughter, Elizabeth Ness and great-grandson, Gary Jonathan Simmons III.


In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contributions to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.