John E.D. Boudler, 72, of Higgins Lake, Mich., and a winter resident of North Port, Fla., since 2003, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
He was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Canton, Ohio, although most of his life and time was spent in northern Michigan.
For high school, John enrolled away from home at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind., where he played varsity football and excelled in horsemanship with the Culver Black Horse Troop. He also spent the summers between the academic years at Culver summer naval school, where he developed his skills and interest in boating, sailing and water sports. After graduation in 1958, John enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, where he studied petroleum management and business, graduating in 1962 with a B.S. Degree. He worked in the petroleum and energy industry his entire career. In 2003, John retired from DTE Energy as an energy trader, where he was involved in the national wholesale trade of natural gas, electricity and petroleum. An avid reader, he also enjoyed boating, sailing and fishing throughout his life, and later became accomplished at Bocce.
John is the beloved father of two sons, Morgan K. Boudler of Fort Wayne, Ind., and John E. “Jack” Boudler of Avon, Ohio; daughter, Fleur Beckett Nachand of Snyder, Texas; and proud grandfather of three grandchildren, Haley, John and Zachary. He also leaves behind his longtime companion, Linda Cagle of North Port.
A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Farley Funeral Home in North Port, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow. The family will have another memorial service in Michigan in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Culver Military Academy, 1300 Academy Road, Unit 153, Culver, IN 46511, or via www.culver.org; or the American Cancer Society via www.cancer.org. To send condolences, visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home.