John W. Hattery Jr.

03/30/1937 - 06/28/2024


Obituary For John W. Hattery Jr.


John W. Hattery Jr., 87, passed away June 28, 2024 at his residence. John was born March 30, 1937 in Lima to the late John and Audrey (Kollars) Hattery. On August 9, 1959 he married Joyce Diller Hattery who preceded him in death on September 27, 2022.

John retired from International Harvester in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was very proud of his work at International Harvester and enjoyed attending the Harvester reunions. John attended Pleasant View Church, Bluffton. He enjoyed gardening, helping area farmers, beekeeping, lawn care, playing cards and spending time with his family. John also enjoyed reading and watching Westerns, visiting the college swinging bridge, making homemade ice cream, tending to his apple orchard and making apple butter, driving the countryside and playing horseshoes.

Survivors include three children, Julie Hattery of Lima, Jane (Steven) Rigdon of Leo, Indiana, Jeffery Hattery of London, Ohio; four grandchildren, Cassandra (Nathanial) Walker, Brandon (Christi Ringwald) Rigdon, Logan Rigdon, Nicholas Rigdon; a brother, Michael (Shari) Hattery of Lima and a sister, Miriam (Bill) Sayre of Kenna, West Virginia.

John was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Hattery and Randy Hattery; and three sisters, Delores Howard, Beverly Gayso and Sharon Miller

John's services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2024 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Mike Noggle officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2024 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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  • 07/01/2024

    We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. Our prayers go out to family and friends. We were blessed to have John and Joyce in our lives as our parents were dear friends. The stories, the laughter will never be forgotten. God bless all of you throughout the coming days Brad and Sue (Deringer) Meyers

  • 07/01/2024

    The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep John and all his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

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