John Richard Zeller, 88, of Noblesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Harbour Manor Care Center.
He was born Feb. 2, 1929, to Alfred G. and Pearl (Boden) Zeller in Noblesville.
John was a farmer for more than 65 years, and worked for Delco Remy for 28 years, retiring in 1993. He was a 1947 graduate of Lapel High School, and married Martha Prater on April 30, 1950.
John was a member of Clarksville Christian Church where he served as elder and deacon. He loved working on antique tractors and liked showing his tractors at county & state fairs. John was also a 4-H leader for several years for Progressive Farmers 4-H Club.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jean Zeller; children, David (Nancy) Zeller, Don Zeller, Nancy (Richard) Schnarr, Carolyn Faith, and Debbie (Don) Waterman; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marge Zeller.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred G. Zeller Jr.; and his infant sister, Martha.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Clarksville Christian Church, 16600 Lehr St., Noblesville, with Pastor Dave Altman officiating. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery in Pendleton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clarksville Christian Church, 16600 Lehr St., Noblesville, IN 46060.
Published on  March 23, 2017