John’s funeral was a family-centered service.  John’s Mom, Marylin, gave the opening prayer.  John’s father, Paul, spoke.  Three of John’s siblings spoke.  John’s wife, Deb, was the final speaker.  Becky Schmeil, John’s sister-in-law, conducted the music and sang a special number.  John’s two daughters, Jane & Ruby; and several nieces and nephews (Tacoma, Tommy, Ashley, and Ashley’s husband Rob) sang.  Much laughter and tears.  Over 300 attended the funeral, but we were most impressed by about 25 pilots who attended with their uniforms and the family/friends who traveled from Alaska, California, Hawaii, New Mexico,Texas, Utah and one person from the Philippines.