John “Big John” Fred Gebhardt, 60, of Heyworth, passed away peacefully at home August 4, 2020, surrounded by his family and loved ones.. 


John was born January 31, 1960, to Wallace and Roberta (Hayslip) Gebhardt of Shirley. John married Teena Joy Gore on November 18, 1988, and was the loving father of three children, Johnathan Stephen (Karen) Gebhardt, Maggie Danielle Gebhardt and Sydnee Paige (Travis) Morr, who all reside in Heyworth. John was also the loving grandfather of Maximo Stephen Gebhardt, Tiago William Gebhardt, and Enzo John Gebhardt. 


John was an extremely hard worker who loved westerns, farming, and being with his family. He loved working on and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was an active member of the Local 99 Pipefitters Union and a Pipefitter by trade. He was a devoted husband, father, and family man and will be sorely missed. 


John was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Roberta Gebhardt. 


He is survived by his siblings, George (Kim) Gebhardt of Bloomington, Wallace Daniel (Cheryl) Gebhardt of Heyworth, Diana (Erney) Runyon of Heyworth, and Mary (Rand) Barney of Champlain, New York. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. 


A celebration of life memorial will be held at a later date.


Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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