October 27, 1942 - February 12, 2020 John David Schloot, 77, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, with his wife and daughters at his side at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 27, 1942, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Elmer G. and Ethel Jean (Johnson) Schloot. His parents moved to Muncie, Ind., when he was in grade school and he graduated from Selma High School in 1960. He was a 1964 graduate of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He married Jane A. (Taylor) Schloot, his high school sweetheart, in August 1964. John was a home office underwriter, earning his CLU and LOMA. His insurance career took him from Indianapolis, to Manhattan, Kan., and finally to Clearwater, Fla. He worked for Standard Life, Kansas Farm Bureau and Aegon Insurance before retiring. While at Aegon, he spent 14 months in Mexico City, Mexico, helping to establish an independent office there. After retiring, he spent a few years doing underwriter consulting. John was a member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Statesville. He also had memberships in Sertoma of Greater Indianapolis and Manhattan Country Club. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and watching them in their various activities and sports. He loved playing golf and, in previous years, working the Indy 500 for the Speedway Press Bureau for over 20 years. He especially enjoyed traveling, whether it was with Jane, his family, through work, or in retirement. Whether at home or traveling, his love for the English language kept him busy working crossword puzzles every day in any newspaper he read. John was predeceased by his parents; brother, Fred A. Schloot; in-laws, Fred E. and Harriet Ann (Ratcliff) Taylor; brother-in-law, Jeff Taylor; and his uncle, James Schloot. Survivors include his wife of 55 years; daughters, Jill (Bob) Campbell of Manhattan, Kan., Karen Munson of Statesville; and grandchildren, Ruby Munson of Statesville, Jack Campbell of Manhattan, Kan., and Blair Munson of Statesville. Also surviving are his brother, Carl (Kathie) Schloot of Fishers, Ind.; sister, Gretchen (Stacey) Gane of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Susie (Steven) Craig of Frankfort, Ind.; aunt, Beverly Schloot of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Kay (Carl) Downs of Muncie, Ind., Joyce (Charlie) Marks of Muncie; 12 nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and -nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m., in the Gothic Chapel at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 4 p.m., in the Gothic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Statesville Police Department's Fill the Trailer Toy Drive at Christmas, 330 S. Tradd St., Statesville, NC 28677; or the Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 169, Statesville, NC 28687. Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery
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