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John D. Ginter

January 2, 1950 - August 5, 2018

MUNCIE- John Ginter, 68, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at University Heights Health and Living Greenwood, Indiana.
John graduated in 1968 from Elmhurst High School, Fort Wayne and Ball State University with a BS in 1972 and an MA in 1982.
After graduation from Ball State, John became a sportswriter for the…READ MORE

MUNCIE- John Ginter, 68, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at University Heights Health and Living Greenwood, Indiana.
John graduated in 1968 from Elmhurst High School, Fort Wayne and Ball State University with a BS in 1972 and an MA in 1982.
After graduation from Ball State, John became a sportswriter for the Fort Wayne News Sentinel before returning to Ball State to be the assistant and then associate sports information director. After 15 years in the sports information office, John returned to his love of writing and publishing a sports magazine for Ball State, Cardinals Illustrated. John taught journalism classes for Ball State for many years. He also authored a book “Baseball at Ball State.”
John loved to travel and just three years ago he and his wife, Marilyn toured Hawaii completing their goal of visiting all 50 states.
But his greatest enjoyment came in watching his grandkids play sports. He loved to watch them all in their various sports and activities and was proud of all their achievements.
John was a long-time member of Grace Baptist Church and served in many capacities including Sunday school teacher, head usher, and deacon.
John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn; daughters, Tammy (Jason) Whiteman and Kindra (Joe) Johns; seven grandchildren, Jordan Bibbs, Karter Bibbs, Kaity Bibbs, Payton Johns, Braydee Johns, Taylor Johns, and Dalton Whiteman; a sister, Barbara (Ken) Roe; and nephews, Kurt (Kimberly) Roe, Kyle (Missy) Roe and Khristian Roe.
Calling hours will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Grace Baptist Church, 6401 W. River Road, Muncie, IN or one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Grace Baptist Church.
Donations may be made in memory of John to the audio/visual fund at Grace Baptist Church, the Ball State University baseball program c/o the Ball State Foundation Act # 804 and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018

Grace Baptist Church

Address:

6401 River Road
Muncie, IN 47304


Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Grace Baptist Church

Address:

6401 River Road
Muncie, IN 47304



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