Col. John Landaker Baldner, 83, of Dunlap passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013.
He was a member of Dunlap United Methodist Church and retired as a colonel after 22 years of service with the United States Air Force. He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and mentor to so many. He lived his life in the manner he taught his children, with honesty, integrity and a deed love of God. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. “He fought the good fight, he finished the race and he kept the faith,” II Timothy 4:17. “Duty, Honor and Country”.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Murphy Baldner; parents, John George and Katharine Landaker Baldner and two sisters, Mary Ann Gordon and Jane Davis.
He is survived by his children, Katherine Wheeler of Rock Springs, Georgia, Laurie (Roger) Fealock of Acworth, Georgia, Nancy (Tim) Wall of York Town, Virginia and Patricia (Bruce) Bacon of Dunlap; grandchildren, Jeremy, John, Kelsey, Callie and Conner; and great-grandchildren, Reagan and Kai.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 27 at Dunlap United Methodist Church. His remains have been sent to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wyclisse.org or Samaritanspurse.org or ultracamp.com.
An online guestbook is at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.
Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.