Upon graduation from Lodi High School, he married his high school sweetheart. Eventually they moved West, raising their four children in Dallas, Oregon. John was a dairy farmer, a realtor and private pilot. His happiest times were adventures with his wife, flying his small plane.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara (Packard) Schall; children, Jack, Debra (Mike) Wallig, John II and Dian (Allen) Schultz; grandchildren Katie and Joe Wallig.
Cremation was by Pacific View Memorial Chapel, Lincoln City, Oregon.