Obituary of John Joseph Tidwell, Sr.
John Joseph Tidwell, Sr., 80, of Westville, IN passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Michigan City, IN. He was born on March 12, 1942 in Gary, IN to the late Easley Richardson and Helen Mildred [Strinchak] Tidwell. John served in the US Army and the Indiana Army National Guard. He was a 50 year member of Porter Lodge #137 F&AM. John worked at ANCO/Federal Mogul for 41 years. On April 15, 1991, John married Eldora Louise [Wiegand] Ferrell in Sevierville, TN. They loved traveling together and especially enjoyed visiting Tennessee as well as staying at their getaway in Francesville, IN. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and woodworking. He was an avid genealogist. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by:
Eldora Louise [Wiegand] Tidwell, Westville, IN Wife
Mary “Mitzie” Harris, LaPorte, IN Daughter
John Joseph (Jamie) Tidwell, Jr., Westville, IN Son
Stella (Carlos) Montoya, Indianapolis, IN Step Daughter
James (Michelle) Ferrell, Walkerton, IN Step Son
Terry (Chris) Ferrell, Kouts, IN Step Son
9 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Easley Richardson and Helen Mildred [Strinchak] Tidwell, Parents
Per John’s wishes, no services will be held.
Private Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN. The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Online Condolences may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Tidwell, Sr., please visit Tribute Store
In Loving Memory
John Tidwell, Sr.
1942 - 2022
Who we are
For over 150 years, Frain Mortuary has provided our community with caring and compassionate service. Our licensed staff is available to assist you with pre-need funeral planning and at-need funeral planning. We provide traditional burial and cremation services. We offer a full line of headstones and monuments.