John E. Cardwell

March 15, 2024

John E. Cardwell, 64, of Kokomo, Ind., passed away March 15, 2024 at Community Howard Hospital, Kokomo, Ind.  He was born May 17, 1959 in Tipton, Ind. to Earl “Wayne” & Carolyn Joan (Bitner) Cardwell.  He grew up in Kempton and as a small boy, he enjoyed playing little league.

John attended Tipton High School and received his GED in Minnesota.  He worked in construction in Tipton, Ind.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  John loved fishing, camping and spending time with his family, friends, and especially his great nephew, Harrison.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 12 Noon Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 12 Noon Wednesday. Burial with Military Rites will be in Kempton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Goodwin Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses

Survived by:

Mother: Carolyn Cardwell of Michigantown, Sister: Susan L. Beauchamp of Michigantown, Good Friend: Graham Manners, who helped care for him, Nieces: Melissa (Frankie) Smith of Frankfort, Mandy Beauchamp of Frankfort, April Williams of Lebanon, Nephew: Kyle Beauchamp of Peru and several great nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

his maternal grandparents, Omer & Josephine Bitner, paternal grandparents, Basil & Lois Cardwell, father, Earl “Wayne” Cardwell, companion, Melissa Bourff, sister, Pamela Joan Young and brother-in-law, Rodney Beauchamp.

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5 Condolences for “John E. Cardwell”

  1. Victoria Quimby March 17, 2024 at 7:37 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  2. Robyn Hamilton March 17, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    Carolyn and family, so sorry to hear about John. RIP John. Robyn Hamilton

  3. Christina Duncan March 18, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    John was my dad’s best friend, Ark Long. John lived with us off and on while I was a child. There isn’t a fond memory that doesn’t include him. I’m so sorry for the loss of John. He was always a fun “uncle” and I’m sad to see that he’s gone. Many thoughts and prayers to you all. Know that he is missed and that he made an impact on many lives.

  4. Angela Long March 19, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    John with a very very good friend from school to later years and we met up again he was still my good friend. He was such a good man. A good friend. A good uncle. He meant so much to me and to my family. He lived with us on and off for a very long time. He was there when my kids grew up and helped as a good uncle should. John will be so missed by me my family. I know he will be missed by you all. And he loved all his family. On behalf of me and my family have my deepest condolences on the loss of John. I will miss him dearly. Oh my sweet dear friend I will see you in soon. Much love and support to you all.

  5. Lynde Rude Korenstra March 31, 2024 at 11:40 pm

    My condolences to the loved ones of John Cardwell. I had not seen Johnny since my elementary days but it was nice to see him again on facebook. I appreciated seeing all the pictures on the memorial video. Prayers to you all at this difficult time.

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