John Rydin Obituary

John in China with Gina.

John Norval Rydin was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1942. His father Carl Norval Rydin (Deceased) and mother Marcia Geraldine K Rydin (Deceased 2019) we’re blessed with John and later Jim (deceased), and Richard.
John’s father very mechanically minded and an engineer provided an intuitive atmosphere of a variety of interests that would affect John all his life. Marcia also interested in such a broad variety of subjects made sure to expose her children to learning while creating opportunities for them.

School did not interest John much, he was more interested in how things worked. He enjoyed taking things apart and figuring out how they ran.

John became a certified mechanic after his mother took him out of high school and into tech school. She saved her son in many ways.

John married Norma Jean and they had two daughters Pamela and Dianna. After a divorce John married Janet and she brought Rhonda, Pam, Carrie & Mike Wilkerson to the marriage. They had Joshua Sean Rydin together.

John was a mechanic and he worked on heavy equipment. John was proud to be part of the Local150 union in Joliet, Illinois. He made so many good friends working with them. Ryan and Bryant were two good companies he enjoyed working with.

John an Jan’s children grew, and they married and had children of their own. A very large family.
Jan died in 2002 and that was such a loss for John. John loved Jan so much. The many children and grandchildren.
In 2004 John and Gina were married bringing Blake, Brock and Brent Bishop to the union. John enjoyed having three young sons to go to tractor pulls and auto shows with. He taught them much and introduced them to different trades. Always encouraging the trades. Now as grown men all three can build anything they desire an two of the three, Blake and Brent Bishop have their own plumbing business as they each are master plumbers. They miss John so much feeling John was their father. A special relationship forged.
John decided to retire in Southern Alabama to assist his mother whom had health problems. Moving to Alabama was a real sacrifice for John an Gina. They were rewarded with many new friends and a nice life.


John enjoyed travel, even going to China with Gina togo see a friend get married. They loved cruises and hoped for future trips. They went on other trips with close friends. John had so many friends he was very happy.

John had strokes and a variety of other issues that affected his health. He was discouraged at times. It is just not right getting sickness, old age and death. Soon it will be no more Revelations 21:4.

John was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and he would want you to be one too. He loved it. Learning the truth about our creator Jehovah at Psalm 83:18.

John was a kind person And he will be remembered with fondness By all whom knew him. He always felt the need for family in his house. And he enjoyed the biggest family his worldwide brotherhood.

John’s Bible based hope that John 5:8,9 talked about the resurrection. Then Revelation 21:4 says death, sadness nor pain will be anymore. He believed he will be woken up after the earth is cleaned of any form of ruin or badness. Those wanting to serve Jehovah will live forever on earth under one kingdom. Daniel 2:44. Psalm 37:9-11,29. Please look at jw.org for more information.

John went to sleep in death on February 9, 2021 it will be temporary. When Jehovah and Jesus decide the time is right they will awake those from sleep recreating them in perfect youthfulness and health.

He will be missed by all whom knew him.

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