Friday, March 15th, 2013
John Leo Seger, 74, Yorkshire, passed away from complications of cancer in the early morning on March 14, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Yorkshire, to Leo and Anna Lehnert Seger. On Aug. 11, 1962, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood, he married Judy Ann Simon, who survives.
Also surviving are five children, Susan (John) Merryman of McIntyre, Pa., Joseph (Linda) Seger of Rossburg, Leo (Tina) Seger of New Weston, Janice Seger of Osgood and Sharon (Michael) Hoelscher of Versailles; 10 grandchildren, RaeAnne, Jeremiah, Rachel and Susan Merryman, Mitchel Arling, Seth, Korie and Alaina Seger, Vivian and Jacobi Seger, Macey, Austin and Adam Hoelscher; one sister, Hilda Siegel of Fort Loramie; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Urban (Pauline) Drees of Yorkshire, Mary Ann Simon, Lurene (Jerry) Monnin, and Dan (Sheryl) Simon, all of Versailles.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Rita Drees, and brothers-in-law, Norbert Siegel, Bernard "Bud" and Richard "Dick" Simon.
John was a 1956 graduate of Minster High School. He served in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam era. He was retired from Clopay of Russia since 2001. He had also been engaged in farming most of his working life.
He enjoyed horseback riding and carpentry; he could build almost anything. For a while he specialized in building garage-sized barns. He attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood. He was a member of the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department for 54 years and a past member of the Osgood Life Squad. He had also belonged to the Goat Farmers and NRA.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood, the Rev. David L. Zink presiding. Interment will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to Osgood Fire Department, Osgood Life Squad, or charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.