WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - John Edward Righter, of Winter Haven, passed away Oct. 23, 2013, peacefully at his home, under hospice care, surrounded by his wife Donna of 62 years and his family.
John was born Oct. 28, 1931, to John and Lillian Righter and graduated from Kingsford High School.
John and Donna have spent their summers in the Upper Peninsula and winters in Winter Haven for the past 35 years. He enjoyed his family and friends, loved the outdoors and spending time at his family camp.
John is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Paula Righter, Karla Duame, Christina Righter, and Mia (Dane) Jameson; son, John (Jana) Righter; and nine grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George; and his sister, Eileen.
John had a loving heart and will be greatly missed.
A private memorial was held with family, led by Pastor Frusti of Grace Lutheran Church.
A memorial for extended family and friends will be held this summer at John and Donna's camp in Iron Mountain.