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John Kerins

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Mr. John R. Kerins, 75, of Goodyear, Arizona died May 6, 2022 in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born May 25, 1946 in Terre Haute, Indiana to James and Ruth Kerins, who preceded him in death.

John grew up in Indiana. He attended ISU before joining the service. John was a Sgt in the US Army. In 1967-68 he served in the Vietnam War. He served as a free Mason, belonged to the Scottish Rite, and the Shrine. He also belonged to many Veteran organizations. In 2021, he was presented the remaining of his earned medals by the Congressman of California. He worked for several years at the L.A. Times as a pressman. John had several hobbies he enjoyed such as making Veteran keychains, riding his motorcycle, driving his Corvettes, and golfing.

John will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends as a loving brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

John is survived by his wife, Middie Kerins; son, John (Kimberly) Kerins II; sisters, Carol Payne, Margaret Russard, and Sharon Baker; and his brothers Bill Kerins, Donnie Kerins, Ronnie Kerins, and Gary Kerins. He is also survived by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: Stacia (Tremain) Nunez and their children Kaydence and Tremain, Jr., Justin (Alisha) Kerins, and their children Chase, Charlotte, and Carson, and Jordan (Melanie) Kerins and their child Nixon.

4 Comments on “John Kerins

  1. My good friend, John, will be missed dearly. He got me started playing golf and we played as often as we could. He showed us how to fight hard in the final days and died like the partrooper he was–with grit and toughness! I will miss you, my friend, but will certainly never forget you. God bless you and your family.

  2. John you will be dearly missed. I will never forget the great times sitting at your house talking. You were always a joy to be around a lot of good conversation I will always remember and cherish the stories you told.

  3. Hello Middie and Family,

    I am so very sorry for the loss of John, he was my very good friend. What a great person he was, Sincere, loving and honest. we met on the golf course a few years ago and became instant friends. we would golf together many times and he would always be encouraging. that is where, we shared many conversations about serving in the Army and being Airborne among other things. I wish there were more people in the world like him. I can truly say the world is a lesser place as he is no longer in it. May your Journey be Blessed and swift my friend. I hope to see you again in the Kingdom of Heaven. Airborne. Middie may God Bless you, your a wonderful woman. thank you for being there for him in his final days. we love you both and May God Bless you.

  4. John was one of the most structured and nicest man we ever met. We worked together at Covina Valley USD. He was meticulous and a great worker. My husband Sal and John were both Viet Nam Veterans. Sal asked John to golf with him in a tournament. From that time on, they were great golfing buddies. Sal recently passed I know that John and Sal are having a great reunion in Heaven. God bless you Middie and your family! Stay strong!

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