Johnathan Robert Paul Ermel, 20, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born on April 9, 1998, the son of Robert Ermel and Teresa (Rhodes) Maitland.
John was recently employed at Culvers from 2013-2016, Little Caesars and more recently, Applebees.
John is survived by his Step-Father and Mother, Teresa (Rhodes) and John Maitland, Father, Robert Ermel, Three Sisters, Sarah Maitland, Amanda Philp, Katlyn Ermel; Brother, Zack Dexter; Daughter, Camilla Joann Reafsnyder; Grandfather, Chuck Bailey; Maternal Grandparents, John and Linda Rhodes; Nephew, Saul Spahr; Niece, Kari Minor and a host of other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Pam Bailey, Robert Ermel, Great-Grandparents Paul and Jaclyn Newburn and Maternal Great-Grandparents, Harold and Virginia Jones.
John loved his family and the friends that he considered family. He was the life of the party, and always had a good time when he was around. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and just spending time with his friends. He knew a lot of people, and a lot of people knew him. There was never anyone that he considered a stranger, or no one that he couldn't have a good time with.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to: Wounded Warriors Foundation Chicago, IL.
Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800 www.baxterfuneral.com