John Allen Orem, 53, of Milan, IN passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. John was born October 27, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, son of the late Halstead K. and Mary M. (Plummer) Orem. He grew up in Elrod and graduated from Milan High School in 1983.
John worked for the State of Indiana Security Force at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville. He was a Sargent. Previously he worked for Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, and was a great cook. He was involved in Scouting as a leader. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
John married Darla Willoughby, April 17th 2001 in Elrod. They had grown up together in Milan schools. She survives, along with sons Kenneth, of Lawrenceburg, Jesse, of Milan, Clay, of Sunman, John, of Milan, and daughters, Athena, of Milan, Breonna, of Fontana, California, Shelby and Mary, of Milan, and a grandson on the way.
He is also survived by his brother Jim and sister-in-law, Terri Orem, of Milan, sister Nancy Mylar, of Odum, Georgia, sister-in-law, LeAnn Orem, of Aurora, mother-in-law Gracie Willoughby, of Milan, brother- and sister-in law LeRoy and Karen Willoughby, of California, sister-in-law Freda Evans, of Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Stanley Orem and brother-in-law Rudy Mylar.
Visitation will be on Friday, September 21st from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 422 N. Township Line Road, Batesville, followed by funeral service at 12:30 at the Church. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences www.meyersfunealhomes.com.