John Adam Powers, 92, of Tripoli, Iowa and formerly of Ray Township, Michigan, died on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Tripoli Nursing Home in Tripoli.
John was born December 4, 1924, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, the son of John Adam and Marion Winifred (Crawford) Powers. He attended high school in Mount Clemens and graduated from Mount Clemens High School on January 27, 1944. After high school, he worked for his father's cement company, Powers Transit Company. John was united in marriage to Dorothy Mahaffy on April 12, 1947, in Berville, Michigan. In May of 1962, John started working for Ford Motor Company in Romeo, Michigan as a test driver. John retired in July of 1987, after 25 years with Ford. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
John is survived by his two daughters, Nancy (Nathan) Nordin of Buffalo, New York and Linda (Kevin) Rotz of Tripoli, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Gary (Pam) Watson, Amy (Joe) Morales, Amanda Johnson, Gregory (Mary) Nordin, Leanne (Brad) Buchholz, Kyle (Elizabeth) Rotz, Kenneth Rotz; 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Karen (Al) Clarey of Mount Clemens, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy, two children in infancy, his brother, Jim Powers and his sister-in-law, Vi Powers.
John's wishes were to be cremated. Services and burial will be held at a later date in Michigan.
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