John L. Chorpenning, 88, of Hamilton, Indiana, met his Savior face to face on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Indiana, and enjoyed a glorious reunion with those loved ones who had gone before him. John was born in Auburn, Indiana, the son of the late Oakley and Amoriel (Keener) Chorpenning. He was a graduate of Auburn High School, and married Norma Hamman on June 18, 1955 in Hamilton, Indiana and she preceded him in death on December 15, 2000. John was an Army Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. John was a well-known Master Plumber and Contractor for over 50 years, owning and operating Chorpenning Plumbing. He was a member of the Hamilton Wesleyan Church, and was active in Gideons International, and the Steuben County Jail Ministry. In his free time, John loved to garden, bake, and walleye fish on Lake Erie. John was a living example of Matthew 6:3.
Surviving are his four sons, Greg (Janice) Chorpenning of Hamilton, Indiana, Jeff (companion Cindy Wood) Chorpenning of Hamilton, Indiana, Mike Chorpenning of Hamilton, Indiana, and Kevin (Wanwisa) Chorpenning of Byron, Georgia; four grandchildren, Nathan (Pam) Chorpenning of Auburn, Indiana, Rachelle (Mark) Johnson of Angola, Indiana, Dexter Chorpenning of Fremont, Indiana, and Jonathan Chorpenning of Hamilton, Indiana; seven great-grandchildren, Ayden, Audrey, Amilya, Alayna, Corbin, Camille, and Braelynn; several nieces and nephews; one brother, Perry (Victoria) Chorpenning of Waterloo, Indiana; and one sister, LaValle Timmerman of Auburn, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma, and one son, Chad Chorpenning.
A celebration of life for John Chorpenning will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in the Hamilton Life Center, 4001 Terry Lake Road, Hamilton, with Pastor David Leitzel officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, until the time of service. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton, Indiana 46742.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Gideons International, or to the Hamilton Life Center, 4001 Terry Lake Rd, Hamilton, IN 46742.
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