Obit: McIntire, John Joseph (1960 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: McIntire, Briski, Abramowicz, Witt, Meuret

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 12/19/2012

McIntire, John Joseph (25 September 1960 - 11 December 2012)

All glory, honor and praise to you almighty and ever loving Father and our Lord Jesus Christ who through the Holy Spirit gave the world John Joseph McIntire on September 25, 1960 a.m. Raise him up unto yourself on December 11, 2012, for a life lived in love and service to others.

He now embraces our little angel Cassandra Mae McIntire (Daughter), John Altman McIntire (father) and Anne Marie Briski (McIntire) sister. He joins them with his beautiful voice in the choir of angels.

He now awaits in joyful hope the coming of his wife and guardian angel of 31 years, Jane Mae McIntire (Abramowicz), as well as his children: Rebecca Lynn Witt, Jeff Thomas Witt (son-in-Law), Denise Rose McIntire, Veronica Jane McIntire and Landon James McIntire (grandson); mother Denise Margaret McIntire; his siblings and their families: Martin Earl (brother), Christopher John (brother), Dewey James (brother), James Lawrence (brother), Michael Robert (brother), Joseph Patrick (brother), Judith Marie (sister) and Jill Marie (sister).

John’s life was simple: love God, family, church and the Green Bay Packers, along with seasonal hunting and fishing. If you did not have a smile on your face before you met John, you did after you met him! He loved and laughed with all people - young, old, rich & Poor. Even now his smile and enthusiasm for all life has to offer lives in all who know him. We still here those words “You bet!” “Let’s go!” “We can do this!” “Oh yeah!” “You are so right man!” “Love ya!” and even when it didn’t go so well, “It’s OK.”

Strip a man of his health and his wealth and you will see the true character of the man. The cancer, the punishing treatments and the numerous setbacks, gave John more enthusiasm, a deeper lasting faith and love of God and others as well as of all his creation. John offered his suffering for those who are away from God and the church as there was nothing more important to him. He even made a special prayer to God: “If it takes more suffering to bring them back to you, then give me more.” John loved beyond his suffering.

John chose o love and be loved by his whole life. An easy study of John tells us life is simple. All you have to do is put a smile on your face, trust, love and gratitude in your heart, kind words, and a big hug or a firm handshake. “Now, try to have a bad day with that!” he reminds us.

We await and look forward to Jesus’ coming and our reunion forever. We celebrate your going forth from us to Jesus with the same joy as your mom said she had on the day she gave birth to you. John, we often say eternal rest grant unto you, O Lord. Well not yet, brother. You are there and we are here: you still have plenty of work to help us grow in love of Jesus and others so will see God and you again always!

Enjoy! We love you always! Thanks for everything! We will do you well by our love for God and others! Our hearts are filled with love and gratitude to the countless family members, friends, our Caring Bridges family, and our Facebook family who showered us with hope, trust, love and friendship. All the well wishes, messages of hope and prayer s did just as John said when diagnosed: “Prayer is gonna beat this!” It did - he lived life to its fullest beyond the cancer. Those here and those who wished to be here, thank you.

As you sent your love in cards and gifts we give you our thanks now as it meant everything to all of us. God certainly knew what he was doing when he created us out of love. 1John 14:16 “God is Love… perfect love knows no fear - Smile today! Share those words: “You bet! “ “Oh you are so right!” “Thank you!” “Oh yeah!” “It’s OK!” “It can’t get any better than this!” John, we love you always!

P. S. Father Meuret celebrated the Mass of resurrection Saturday, December 15, 2012 in St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Church, Thor p, WI. Interment was St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Lublin, WI.

P.P.S. “Go Packers!” That’s what John would say



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