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Redemption Christian Church
Thursday December 7th, 2017
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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John David Deel

John David Deel, 54 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on December 4th, 2017 at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was born in Salem, Indiana on January 7th, 1963 to William John and Mary Jane (Hobson) Deel.

John married the love of his life, Billie Emmons on June 29th, 1984 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his father.

John graduated from the Springs Valley High School with the Class of 1982. He was a member of Redemption Christian Church in Jasper Indiana and a Life Member of the Springs Valley Optimist Club. John loved spending time with his family and was very proud of them. He was known for his loving nature and big smile. His love of the outdoors was evident in all his hobbies – camping, boating, cutting wood and deer hunting.

He was a jack-of-all trades and could fix nearly anything he put his mind to. John showed his abilities most recently in his work at Styline Diesel Services in Huntingburg where he helped to maintain their fleet of trucks.

John is survived by:

Mother Mary Jane Deel French Lick, Indiana

Wife Billie Deel French Lick, Indiana

(2) Sons Patrick Deel French Lick, Indiana
Brandon Deel French Lick, Indiana

(2) Brothers George Deel (Gem) French Lick, Indiana
Mike Deel French Lick, Indiana

Father and Mother-in-law Bill and Ruth Emmons Hillham, Indiana

(1) Sister-in-law Tammy Cooke (Vince) French Lick, Indiana

Several Nieces, nephews and loving family and friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Darrel Land at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at the Redemption Christian Church in Jasper, Indiana.  Burial will be at a later date in the Crystal Community Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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One fine person. Always happy with a big smile. It made him a person that was fun to be around. My thoughts are with you Billie and family and also all the Deel family.

Steven Wilkinson Dec 10 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Fred and Lisa Recker Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

Words cant express our heartfelt condolences. John always made us smile and was always there to help in anyway he could. We love you guys and you and John are in our hearts. Please let us know if you need anything. Sherry,Kaytie,Brandon, and Dan White

Dan and Sherry White Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

We were so very sorry to hear of John's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Billie, his sons, and all the family who loved him. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keith & Kathy Freyberger and family

Kathy Freyberger Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a spirited person with a big smile and good nature. My heart goes out to all his family.

Kathy D. Kalb Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.  I know how much you are hurting but please know that God will give you the strength to get through this difficult time.  Our prayers are with you and your family.

Lee and Anita Correll Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to all of John's family. I have many great memories of him from long ago at Springs Valley. He had such a giving heart and I will always remember that about him. May the Lord comfort you all during this difficult time.

Janet Conrad Miguel Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

My heart breaks for Billie, Patrick and Brandon and the family to hear this news.  John was a wonderful man, full of life and always a smile and kind words.  Called home way to soon.  He will be greatly missed.  Love and prayers to all.

Hank and Nancy Hinsch Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for everyone.

Tootie Burton Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers are with you as my heart goes out to all the family.  I am so so sorry.  
With all sincerity,

Sherri (Flick) Hayes Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

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