John L. Proebstle, born in Minneapolis, MN, died on Tuesday,

October 31, 2017 in Jackson, MI after an extended illness at the

age of 76. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret

(Peg); their children, Mark (Shelly), Luann (Mark) Proebstle-Wise,

Amy (Thomas) Knepp, and Joel (Kathy); eight grandchildren, and

brother James (Carole). John was preceded in death by his

parents, Leonard and Helen and brother Richard. John was a

Michigan State graduate, a U.S. Army veteran, and employed by

The U.S. Forest Service for 37 years. After working in many

states, he retired in Warren, PA. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed

canoeing, camping, Western style square dancing as well as daily

walks with his dogs. John was a kind, loving, caring husband

and father who will be missed. The family will receive friends on

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel

Catholic Church in Canton, OH one hour prior to the Mass of

Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider a

donation to Hospice Compassus, 801 S. Waverly St. Suite 200,

Lansing, MI 48917. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral

Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.