John Kent Jr.
John Kent Jr.

Obituary of John Kent Jr.

John passed away quietly in Elroy WI, after a battle with cancer.  John was born in Soest Germany, to Anna and John Mesarosch. The family immigrated to Sullivan WI USA, in in 1952. They all became US citizens and changed name to Kent in 1960. John graduated from Whitewater High School and enlisted in the Marines in 1970. John married Sylvia Rhody and they had a daughter, Tabitha Dawn, whom he loved with all his heart. He became a certified Diesel truck Driver in 1978. He worked for Weiler and Comp. in Whitewater, WI for 40 years, retiring in 2013. He moved “up North” where he had always wanted to live. John was full of life and loved adventure. In his younger years he drove stock cars, was in car clubs, shot off model rockets. He became a skydiver with the sky nights, a scuba diver, loved to travel. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had a passion for mechanics, loved motorcycles and old cars. He loved the Green Bay Packers and driving ATV’s. He had been a member of the American legion of Rome, WI. John truly enjoyed his friends, was a bit of a jokester, laughed a lot, and generally just had a good time. When asked what his philosophy of life is, he said, “make the best of it.”

He is survived by his sister, Karen Kent (Steve Ohman) of Janesville, WI. A significant other of many years, Laura Bass of Wilton WI, all of Laura’s Kids, grandkids, and great grandkids, who loved John and called him PaPa John or John Muffin. Aunt, Ruth Mesarosch, Cousins, Michael Mesarosch, (Ashley), Melinda Mesarosch, Jefferson, WI. Monika Witek, WV, Mary Ann Sowa, Oregon, Hans Matthes, CA

He is preceded in death by his Parents and His Daughter, Tabitha Dawn Sazama.

Funeral services will take place at 1PM on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater.  A visitation will take place from 11AM until the time of service.  A burial will take place at Hillside cemetery following funeral services.

Online condolences can be made at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com

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Friday
14
June

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, June 14, 2024
Nitardy Funeral Homes
550 N. Newcomb Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
262-472-9118
Friday
14
June

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday, June 14, 2024
Nitardy Funeral Homes
550 N. Newcomb Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
262-472-9118
Friday
14
June

Burial

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, June 14, 2024
Hillside Cemetery
Wisconsin Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
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