Let us share in the memory of John and the positive influence that he had in our lives.
  • 86 years old
  • Born on September 22, 1924 in Latvia.
  • Passed away on October 17, 2010 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John J Purvins 86 years old, born on September 22, 1924 and passed away on October 17, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by James Purvins on 17th October 2011
Dad, it has been a year since you left this planet called Earth. Remembering the moments we shared and the memories that were experienced. The times we shared together will always be remembered and cherished, Your Son James
Posted by Ina Elizabeth Purvins on 24th September 2011
On September 22 was my dear husband John's 87th birthday. It is almost a year he is not with me. I miss him.
Posted by Herb Solinsky on 23rd November 2010
I will always remember the hospitality that John and Ina showed to my family during the Feast of Tabernacles in 2005 when John invited us to their home for a meal and fellowship. I will remember his championing present day ongoing inspiration from the Holy Spirit.
Posted by Ina Elizabeth Purvins on 10th November 2010
Thank you, dear John, for 55 years of love and caring. For happy and serious times, for laughing and crying with me. You said "I'll fly away" on your last day on this earth and I know that you flew to a better and happier place."
Posted by James Purvins on 9th November 2010
My Dad had many loves and nterests in his life but foremost was the well being of his family. My Dad's love for natural beauty and the arts influenced many people along his journey in life. Thanks, Dad, for the fond memories and teachings you have provided while here on this planet we call Earth.
Posted by Jeanie Rosenthal on 9th November 2010
Sometimes the seemingly smallest comment can forever change a life. John shared with me about his filing system for overcoming paperwork clutter. Now every time I file something or am able to find a piece of information I've filed, it reminds me of John's kind sharing. Thanks, John!
Posted by Shannon Kenevan on 9th November 2010
John was a wonderful man to chat with -- always full of interesting ideas and stories. He will be missed.
Posted by Janet Van Asten on 8th November 2010
John was truly a model for a gentleman. I was pleased to be included in this list. My sympathy for his close ones in this loss for all of us. Janet
Posted by Elizabeth Eisen on 8th November 2010
John Purvins was a regular visitor to the Appleton Public Library's programs and Reference desk. He was always a true "gentleman" and quite scholarly in his communications. I also conversed with him at a few of the conversation sessions at Harmony Cafe and was impressed with his breadth of knowledge. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Kenneth Bozeman on 7th November 2010
John's commitment to seeking and obeying God was as serious as anyone I've ever known, and therefore an inspiration to those who knew him. He therefore held his convictions strongly, which was not always comfortable, but which was always motivated by a respectful fear of the Lord. John was also amazingly stimulated to seek new insight and knowledge, something I will aspire to emulate.
Posted by Kenneth Ellis on 7th November 2010
John's quest to know God was infectious and a testimony to the Holy Spirit that lived within him. While always seeking to know more and while very firm in his convictions, John was always open to hear the thoughts and heart of others. I will always remember my times with John as being joyful and rewarding.

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