John Sidney Ford, 63

John Sidney Ford, 63, was born June 17, 1951, the son of Robert and Elaine Ford. He passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

John was the owner of Ford’s Gifts and Jewelry Repair in Marshalltown. He loved his community and was greatly involved in numerous aspects. John was a member of The Church of Christ for many years. He had a heart of gold and was always there to help whenever needed. John will be remembered by his giving spirit, his beautiful smile and the ornery twinkle in his eye. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Above all else, John enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all of those who were blessed to have known him.

John is survived by his children, Clint McGrath, Amie (Richard) Christensen, Jonathan (Kari) Ford and Kelly Ford (fiance, Jason Bass); grandchildren, Sydney, Mackenna, Kensington and Carson; siblings, Janet Cose, Beverlee Magill and Dee Wilson; other loving relatives and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26th, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of John.