John E. Zwerner, 95, of Indianapolis, Indiana and former resident of Port Charlotte, Florida died Thursday, December 28, 2107 at Allisonville Meadows, Fisher, Indiana.
John was born February 8, 1922 in Terre Haute, Indiana to the late Fred W. and Anna F. (Hollo) Zwerner. He moved to Port Charlotte with his wife, June in 1975, moving back to Indiana in 2016. He was member of Speedway Masonic Lodge #727, F&AM of Speedway, IN, Scottish Rite Valley of Indiana, Murat Temple of Shrine of Indianapolis and American Legion Post #110 of Port Charlotte. John was a former member and Past Commodore of the Sportsman’s Yacht Club and Port Charlotte Yacht Club; and a former member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a pilot.
John is survived by his loving family, daughters, Kathy Ann Rainey of Indianapolis, Mary Jo Knarzer of Shepherdsville, KY and Jane E. Steffen of Madison, WI: 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, June E. Zwerner, who died Oct. 23, 2017, a brother, Fred W. Zwerner, Jr. and a sister, Helen Carr.
Graveside services with military honors by a U.S. Navy Honor Guard will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.