John Monroe Alfrey, 78, Peru passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side on Thursday, January 28, 2021. He was born November 8, 1942 in Gary, Indiana to Monroe “Bud” Alfrey and Edna (Crane) Alfrey. On March 12, 1982 he married Diana Patterson and she survives.
He attended Peru High School, class of 1962. John served on the Peru City Council for 8 years and the Peru Township Trustee Board for 4 years. He was a life member at the Peru Maennerchor, and past exalted ruler and past district deputy grand exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge Peru 365.
John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, mushroom hunting, and watching the Indianapolis Colts. He was always ready for a good conversation about politics. He loved spending time at Lake Tippecanoe Patona Bay where he also spent time there as a child. He also enjoyed being involved in his sons racecars and hanging out with the “boys” in the garage. John didn’t know a stranger and was always eager to help anyone.
Survivors include his wife Diana of 38 years, son Johnny Alfrey, daughter Michelle Hayes; grandchildren Kelsey, Brendan, Sophie, and Addison; brother Jerry (Suzanne) Alfrey and his beloved boxer “Honey” whom was always at his side. Two special friends, Hillybilly Tim and Babe “Neshia,” who were always there for him.
Visitation will be held from 11am-1pm on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 1pm, with Jack Rhinaman officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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