John Charles "Jack" Dugan, Sr, 75 of Indianapolis died November 3, 2021 from complications of Covid-19. He was born August 26,1946 in Indianapolis to John Joseph and Alice Margaret (Rawlinson) Dugan and grew up in the Haughville neighborhood and lived most of his adult life on the southside of Indianapolis. He graduated from Cathedral high school in 1964 and continued his education at IUPUI eventually earning his bachelors degree and through the years he earned several mastery certificates from fire schools across the United States.
Jack was an Indianapolis firefighter and Arson Investigator for more than 20 years after retiring from IFD he was appointed State Fire Marshal by then governor, Evan Byah and worked tirelessly as a Lobbyist for the fireworks industry until his death.
Jack was a complex man, as those who knew him can attest. He was intense in all aspects of his life. His opinions were strong, as were his loyalties. There was no room in his life for 'in-between.' His love was fierce, as were his other emotions. Whether one enjoyed his company or not, was left to the individual. One thing is certain, however...
Jack Dugan always made his presence known.
He was a member of the Indiana National Guard, Speedway American Legion, Post 500, Knights of Columbus #3660 and Indy Dancers Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Christopher (CJ) Holtrey; brother, Tom Dugan; sister, Patty Dugan and survived by his son John Charles (Megan) Dugan, Jr; daughters Dawn (Earnie) Holtrey and Erin Sheridan (Rob Coomer); grandchildren Caroline Rose Holtrey (Harrison Adams), Camille Holtrey, John Charles (Charlie) Dugan III, Ben Coomer and Ryan Coomer; great-granddaughter Louisiana (Lullah) Mae Holtrey.
Viewing will be Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 2-6 with a service at 6 at Usher Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at usherfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the college fund for
Louisiana Mae Holtrey:
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