Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

John W. Betourne, Sr.

Passed away on March 11, 2020

John W. Betourne Sr., age 77.  Late of Lansing, IL.  Passed away March 11, 2020.  Beloved husband of Laura for 41 years.  Loving father of Angela (Brian) Tackett, John Betourne Jr., Jeffrey (Kim) Best, Oleda (Dan) King, Mark (Patti) Best, Elaine (Bart) Stough, and Melynda (Mike) Delis.  Cherished grandfather of 18 and great grandfather of 7.  Dearest nephew of Shirley Heuk.  Dear brother of Sharon.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  John was a retired employee of CTA and Dutch Farms.  He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers, and Notre Dame fan.  John was a longtime pastor and man of faith.  Visitation Monday, March 16, 2020 from 3:00 pm until time of service at 7:00 pm at the Elmwood Chapel 11300 W. 97th Ln. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave at 97th LN.) St. John.  Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.  For more information 219-365-3474. 

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Prayer Service
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 7:00 pm

"So very sorry for you all. John was a kind and gentle soul. He loved all who had the privelage of knowing him. Especially all of us Best kids. Love you all. Cynth"
- Cynthia
March 12, 2020 1:46 pm

"You have my deepest sympathies on your loss. My prayers for the family. May God send the Comforter and bless this family mightily during this time. Sending love and light your way. "
- Mary A
March 13, 2020 1:13 pm

"Sending our love from Florida. Uncle John was a loving, funny man and a great story teller! He was exactly what an Uncle or a PaPa should be! Thank you Uncle John for loving my Aunt Laura like a queen! "
- Paul and Carol Vanderploeg
March 15, 2020 11:22 am

Candles Lit
"My condolences to the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow."
- Destiny Pointer and Family
March 13, 2020 4:25 am