Obituary: John J. Sehr

January 27, 1934 – June 29, 2020

John J. Sehr 86, of Bedford, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Born January 27, 1934. in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Matthew and Bertha A. (Fortner) Sehr.

He married Ruth Evelyn Miller and she passed on December 21, 1979. He then married Patricia Hart, she preceded him in death in August 1987.

He was first employed at Bear Alignment before owning and operating Sehr Alignment.

John was a United States Airforce veteran during the Korean War. He attended Davis Memorial Nazarene Church and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Survivors include his two sons, Ralph Daniel (Debra) Sehr of Bedford and Andrew Joseph (Suzie) Sehr of Bedford; four grandchildren, Andrew Jacob Sehr, Bryan Daniel Sehr, Lauren Nicole (Brandon) Sehr-Helton, Evanna Kay (Peyton) Sehr-Phelps; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Helton, Tynlee Helton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives; one son, John David Sehr; three sisters, Mary Jane Moore, Martha Sehr, and Margaret Sehr.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Pastor Dave Mullis officiating. Burial to follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the funeral home.

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Arrangements are being entrusted by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.