John passed away at 6:10 p.m. on May 8, 2019, at the Kaiser Permanente MedicalCenter, in Moreno Valley, California. He was 89 years old.
Born on August 5, 1929, and raised inAtchison, he graduated from high school and attended college at Saint Benedicts in Atchison, and then served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, receiving five medals.
Shortly after receiving a honorable discharge, John met Audrey Teichmann, at the Southern Bell Telephone company in the parking lot while she was going home after work. They were introduced to each other by his twin sisters, Sarah and Susan; and were married in 1955.
In the same year, John then began his first career with a Credit Union and in many years to follow he earned his position as the President and CEO of Continental Airlines FederalCredit Union.
He was elected and served as the National Chairman of the Credit Union Executives Society and also the Chairman of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions in Washington D.C. He was inducted into the hall of fame of both organizations.
He had many diverse achievements and recognitions.
He was elected to the City Council, was a board member of the Chamber of Commerce; the Family Council Board; Selective Service Board; United Funds Board, and Boy Scout Committee Chairman. He was named in the California Whos Who, received the National Marketing Association Golden Mirror Award, and Appointed to the Governors Economic Policy Advisory Committee.
John then began a second career as a minister by obtaining a Masters Degree in Applied Theology at U. C. Berkeley California and was founder and President of Inspired Word Ministry (A National Evangelical Christian Organization). He was also the founder and President of the Phoenix Bible Institute.
He also served as Chaplain of the Manor Care Retirement for many years.
He is survived by wife, Audrey, in Hemet, California, and they were happily married for 64 years.
John is also survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, John and Shirin Stanton, in Westminster, Colorado, and Richard and Gale Stanton, in Artesia California, Thomas Stanton, in Lakewood,Colorado.
John has one grandson, Tyler Stanton, and three step-grandchildren, Shawn, Carey and Freddy; and one step-great-grandchild, Autumn Skye Gardener.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 23, 2019, at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518. As published in the Atchison Globe.