John W. Isaacs, 78, Syracuse, formerly of Unadilla, died Nov. 19, 2013. He was born on April 21, 1935 to Floyd and Iva (Taylor) Isaacs. John married Darlene Parde at the Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln on Aug. 13, 1968.
John W. Isaacs, 78, Syracuse, formerly of Unadilla, died Nov. 19, 2013. He was born on April 21, 1935 to Floyd and Iva (Taylor) Isaacs. John married Darlene (Parde) Gadeken at the Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln on Aug. 13, 1968.
John worked as a dairy farmer for many years. John loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He truly enjoyed watching his grandchildren show their various 4-H projects and attending any sporting/ school event that he could.
John is survived by wife Darlene of Syracuse; children Michael (Carry) Gadeken of Lincoln, Daniel (Tammy) Isaacs of Lincoln, Ronald (Teresa) Gadeken of Lincoln, Richard (Teri) Isaacs of Council Bluffs, Teresa (Lyle) Hespen of Eagle, Rhonda (Ernesto) Gallegos of Bastrop, Texas, Vanessa (Mike) Rudolph of Dunbar, and Gregory Isaacs of Vienna, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother Darrell (Bev) of Beatrice; sister Wretha Isaacs of Syracuse; brother-in-law Don (Linda) Parde of Syracuse; sister-in-law MaryAnn (Fred) Hartsook of Lincoln; and brother-in-law Wayne (Marianne) Parde of Cook.
He was preceded by sister and brother-in-law Phyllis and Vernon Pickerill; daughter-in-law Kim Isaacs, grandson Tyler Isaacs, and sister-in-law Eva Isaacs.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, Nov. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Unadilla.
Burial will be held at Unadilla Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the family's choice.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. No viewing will be held due to cremation.
Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.