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John Eugene Servies

August 9, 1923 ~ May 28, 2020 (age 96)


John Eugene Servies, age 96 of Crawfordsville passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was born in Crawfordsville on August 9, 1923 to the late Oscar Martin & Gladys (Graham) Servies.

He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1942 and proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. On October 8, 1943 he married Rosemary Potts, who preceded him in death on October 21, 2012. John owned and operated Servies Insurance for over 50 years and was also an auctioneer, bail bondsman, and a realtor. He was a member of Whitesville Christian Church, the Byron Cox American Legion Post 72, VFW, Masonic Lodge #50, and the Shiner’s. He enjoyed mowing and working around the farm.

He is survived by his two sons, Bill (Lorie) Servies and James (Virginia) Servies; 4 grandchildren, Kristopher Servies, David Servies, Morgan (Jared) Smith, and Lindsy (Jon) Green; and 5 great-grandchildren, J.R., Oscar D., Ava, Olivia, and Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosemary; and a son, Robert.

There will be a private family funeral service on Saturday, May 30, 2020 which will be recorded and can be viewed on John’s obituary page at There will be a public graveside service following at 12:00 (noon) on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating and military honors conducted by Byron Cox Post 72 Honor Guard. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Graveside Service
May 30, 2020

12:00 PM
Oak Hill Grant Avenue

Private Service

Sanders - Priebe Funeral Care (Crawfordsville)

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