John V. Maloney died Oct. 12. He was 91.
Born April 22, 1922, he was the son of the late Stephen and Margaret King Maloney. He married Ouida Taylor Maloney and she preceded him in death. He then married Joan Zigmunt Maloney and she preceded him in death.
He started school in a one room schoolhouse containing eight grades and graduated from Brownsburg High School in 1940. He enrolled at Purdue University. At midterm in his sophomore year, Purdue went to a three semester per year wartime schedule.
Mr. Maloney and twelve other Electrical Engineering students enlisted in the Army Signal Corps in the radar training program and were put on inactive duty until graduation. Basic training was at Camp Crowder, Mo., and Officer Candidate School was at Fort Monmouth, N.J. After seven months at Harvard and MIT, he went to Luzon in the Philippine Islands.
He and his first wife were married in 1948 and began farming. They were active in several farm organizations including Pork Producers, Soybean Association, Corn Growers, and Farm Bureau. He was named a Master Farmer in 1978.
They were active in the International Farm Youth Exchange Program and hosted about 40 foreign guests over the years. Two foreign exchange students stayed with them for a school year. All five of their children had a foreign experience. He and his wife traveled to several countries to visit these exchanges around the world. Mr. Maloney was appointed to the first Board of Trustees of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation and was re-elected to three more terms. He was widowed in 1993.
He and Joan Zigmunt were married in 1997. They enjoyed traveling until she passed away in 1999.
Mr. Maloney was an active lifelong member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg.
He is survived by daughters, Kay Youngblood (Lynn), Teresa Brown (Kevin); sons, Jack (Rita), Joe (Molly), and Vince (Shirley); stepdaughter Maria Zigmunt; seven grandchildren; five step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and both of his wives, he was preceded in death by eight sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at St. Malachy Church. Burial will be in St. Malachy Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.matthewsmortuary.com .