Jan “Johny” Stayton, 59, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Center for Hospice Raclin House, Mishawaka.
Born on February 6, 1962 in Plymouth, Indiana he was the son of David and Norma Stayton. He attended Plymouth High School graduating with the class of 1980.
He met Tamilla Platz on a dating website, met at a restaurant over coffee and the rest was history. Jan worked as an engineer at McCord’s which later became Indiana Heating. He was known for being laid back and easy going, always willing to help anyone in need.
Known for his cooking, when it came to deep frying chicken, he was top-notch. Jan also loved to golf and fish whenever he could. Tamilla will always remember that he was the one that brought her back to her faith in God. In 2018 Jan was baptized at Zion United Church of Christ in South Bend.
Jan was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the American Legion Post #27 in Plymouth.
He is survived by his mother Norma Stayton of Plymouth; wife Tamilla Stayton of Plymouth; sister Sylvia (Kenneth) Hunt of Plymouth; step-children: Anthony Campiti of Nevada; Jason Campiti of Virginia; Tiffany (Cody) Wiles of Kentland, IN; Trevor Platz of Plymouth; 2 grandchildren, 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
Jan is preceded in death by his father David Sr. and his siblings: David Jr., Karen and Vernon.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Zion United Church of Christ, 211 S. St Peter St. South Bend, IN 46617.