Obituary: John L. Durrer
John L. Durrer, 81, of Carmel, died March 14, 2014.
He was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Kokomo, to the late Wm. Roscoe and Ruth Ann Welch Durrer. John graduated from Anderson High School and Michigan State University, receiving his DV from its College of Veterinary Medicine in 1957. John eventually became a senior partner at Northside Animal Hospital, retiring in 1988. During his retirement, he served as relief veterinarian for different practices throughout Indiana.
From 1957-60, John was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and stationed at Luke Air Force Base working as the base veterinarian. He also served as Research Veterinarian at the Fort Wainright Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska, from 1961-1963, and as a civilian at the Artic Aeromedical Laboratory.
John was a lifetime member of the AVMA, IVMA and CIVMA; he was also a member of the Broad Ripple Sertoma Club, Carmel VFW and the American Legion.
Survivors include John’s loving wife of fifty-two years, Peg; three children, Dianne (Steve) Hood, Christine McMullen and Bradley (Stephanie) Durrer; six grandchildren, Nathan and Tucker Hood, Joseph Betz, Ruthanne McMullen, Lauren and Olivia Durrer; and his beloved dog, Ivy.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. March 22 at Carmel United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. March 21 and from 10:30 a.m. until service time March 22.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Carmel United Methodist Church, the American Lung Association or the Humane Society for Hamilton County.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals in Carmel.