John Herman Greeman, age 96, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Feb. 1, 2018, at Harbour Manor in Noblesville.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1921, in Tipton, to the late Edwin Albert and Mabel N. (Vergeson) Greeman.
Mr. Greeman graduated from Sheridan High School in 1939 and would later attend Butler University, where he would play football for the Bulldogs. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Gregg, on July 3, 1941. Just a few short years later in January of 1944, Mr. Greeman would begin his military service. He served as a tank driver and sharpshooter in Rhineland and Central Europe. While oversees, he earned two bronze stars, as well as a good conduct ribbon and victory medal. Upon his return from the service, Mr. Greeman hired on with Delco Remy in Anderson for about three years. He left Delco to start his own company, John Greeman Builder, specializing in home construction and heavy equipment. Mr. Greeman and his company helped build many buildings around the Sheridan area, including the Sheridan Masonic Lodge and the Sheridan American Legion, of which he was a member of both. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tinkering with small engines and eating dinners with his family. He was a member of Fidelity Lodge F&AM 309 of Sheridan, the K.V. Elliott Sheridan American Legion Post 67 and the Sheridan First Christian Church.
Survivors include his 3 sons, John G. (Charlene) Greeman of Bradenton, Fla., Phil D. (Marthann) Greeman of Kirklin, and Steve E. (Lynne) Greeman of Sheridan; 8 grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Margaret; 2 sisters, Iva Maranville and Betty Blessing; and 1 brother, Kenneth Greeman.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St., Sheridan, with visitation scheduled from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Rev. Frank Ciampa will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be presented to the Humane Society for Hamilton County in Noblesville.