ABILENE, Kan. -- John Iseli, Jr.,  passed away on December 27, 2020.

John was born February 9, 1924, on the family farm near Wakefield, Kansas, the son of John Iseli, Sr. and Elizabeth Alice (Bass) Iseli. He graduated from Chapman High School with the class of 1942.

He was a WWII veteran and served with Co B, 382 nd 96th Infantry Division, The Deadeyes. He was a longtime volunteer at the Dickinson County Heritage Center and served on the Board of Directors. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge for 71 years.

On May 15, 1949 he married Imogene Elizabeth Robinett in Abilene.

He is survived by daughters, Nancy Berggren of Monte Vista, Colo., Joan Reiff of Hope, Kan., Wilma and her husband Scott Nelson of Miltonvale, Kan., Deanna and her husband Gary Novak of Wichita, Kan.; son, Terry and his wife Angie Iseli of Riley, Kan.; brothers, Dallas and wife Alice Iseli of Clay Center, Kan., and Delmar and wife Nadine Iseli of Marion, Kan.; 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Iseli; parents; and son-in-laws, Kevin Reiff and Bill Kowalski.

Viewing for family and friends will be at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene, Kansas from noon til 7:00 p.m. on December 29, 2020 and December 30,  2020 from 9:00 a.m., til 7:00 p.m.

There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on December 31, 2020 at the Green Ridge Cemetery near Industry, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dickinson County Hospice and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3 rd Street, Abilene, Kansas 67410. Condolences may be sent to the family at