1922 ~ 2013
June 27, 2013. This day our
John was joyfully reunited with his sweetheart for eternity.
He passed away peacefully at The Charleston at Cedar Hills,
surrounded by loved ones. John Mayne Durrant was born on
February 5th 1922. His parents were Marinda M. Durrant and
William Albert Durrant. He was raised in American Fork,
Utah. John was a high school athlete playing basketball
and football. After a whirlwind romance, he married Wanda
Faye Robison on April 21, 1945. They made their home in
American Fork. On their 65th wedding anniversary they were
sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.
John was a true American. He proudly served as a Marine,
which taught that freedom is not free. He was honored with
the Purple Heart and Silver Star, a true World War II Hero.
He walked the walk, but never talked the talk.
John mined silver and lead in the Pacific and Dutchman
mines in American Fork Canyon. He retired from the Tooele
John was a master gardener and talented carpenter. He could
do anything and was always there to help with projects.
The fruits of his labors will be treasured for lifetimes.
He was generous and kind. He had a fun sense of humor and
an unforgettable laugh.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Wanda. He could
not wait one more moment longer to be with her again. He
is also preceded by his brothers and sisters: Kent, William
"Johns-Keeper", Stewart, Duane, Mayne, Marie Peterson
and Afton Nerdin. John is survived by his dear brother George,
his children Linda (George), John (Debbie), and Bert (Sherrie),
his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved
and adored. He will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at The
Charleston. Encompass Hospice, and Debbie who never left
At the family’s request, a private family service
will be held on Monday with interment at American Fork City
Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Warenski Funeral
Home in American Fork.