Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Daniel J. Piper, 75, Celina, passed away at 11:48 p.m. June 1, 2014, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born July 10, 1938, in Pittston, Pa., to Hubert and Mary Jordan Piper. His father survives in Polson, Mont. On July 8, 1961, he married Sue Raudenbush, who lives in Celina.
Also surviving are a son, Shawn (Christine) Piper, Westerville; a daughter, Jennifer (Ronald) Kuhn, Celina; six grandchildren, Nicholas Piper, Alex Adams, Natalie and Joe Piper-Mustard, Madison Kuhn, Jenna Kuhn and Grant Piper; three great-grandchildren, Piper Adelle Mustard, Jaxson Mustard and Zayden Kuhn; sisters, Madeline Piper of Boston, Helen Miller, Huntsville, Ala., and Mary Rasberry, Polson; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Nash, Celina; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth (Chester) Fetters, Stan Miller, John Rasberry and William Nash.
He graduated from Celina High School with the class of 1956 and also graduated from barber college in Chicago. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a communications technician 3rd Class in Japan for three years. He was formerly employed at International Harvester in Fort Wayne and owned a barber shop in Convoy. He retired from the State of Ohio Department of Correctional Institution in Lima. He was the chief union steward for the Ohio State Department of Corrections and an avid member of the Crestview Booster Club. He sponsored the Convoy Browns girls softball team while in Convoy for several years. His passion was woodworking.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jeff Gramza officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is one hour before services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Builders.
Online condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.