June 5, 1962 - September 20, 2021
John Philip Pettett, age 59 of Valparaiso, IN went to be with his personal Lord and Savior on Monday, September 20, 2021 in Valparaiso, IN. He was born on June 5, 1962 in Galesburg, IL to G. Philip and Vada (Payne) Pettett. John is survived by his loving wife, Karla (Hayes) Pettett of 32 years, and precious daughter, Kara Pettett, both of Valparaiso. He is also survived by his brothers, Mike Pettett, Rod Pettett and Duane Baldwin and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Sandy (Henry) Baldwin Pettett; sister, Toni (Baldwin) Jewart; brothers, Brian Baldwin and Glenn Pettett; and their infant son, David James Pettett. When John was going into fifth grade the family moved to Kirkwood, IL. He graduated from Yorkwood Jr. Sr. High School in 1980. On April 13, 1982 John asked Jesus to forgive his sins and to be his personal Savior and Lord. This affected everything about John. He was still rough around the edges and could come across harsh, but he had a big heart for people and would have literally "given you the shirt off of his back". He loved being the hands and feet of Christ. One thing he considered fun doing was snow blowing his neighbors' driveways. John worked at the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago for over 30 years in the Facilities part of the Physical Plant. Carpets and floors were where he shined. One coworker said, "Gotta love a guy with a passion for shiny tile floors..." he was a reliable hard worker. John "loved his people, there was never a question or doubt" about that. He remembered special dates like the first day of 5th grade or the day he got saved and called the people that were a part of those days/memories and said, "Hey, remember when...?" Besides Jesus and the love of his life, Karla, his other great love was his precious daughter, Kara. She is a special needs adult and Karla said that "you could never ask for a better daddy for a special needs child than John was." He was so proud of her and loved showing off pictures and videos of her to anyone who would take a look. John attended Liberty Bible Church of Chesterton, IN. He also really enjoyed being a part of their Wednesday night men's Bible study. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 am at Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, IN 46304 with Pastor Darrell Crots officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am at the church. There will be a light lunch following services. John will be having a second Memorial Service "back home" on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at Faith Bible Church, 807 Warren St., Oquawka, IL with a memorial visitation from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am with a light lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial donations in John's memory may be made to the Pettett Family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com.
John Philip Pettett, age 59 of Valparaiso, IN went to be with his personal Lord and Savior on Monday, September 20, 2021 in Valparaiso, IN. He was born on June 5, 1962 in Galesburg, IL to G. Philip and Vada (Payne) Pettett. John is survived... View Obituary & Service Information
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