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John Michael Bieniek, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Mercy- St. Anne Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He loved sitting on his front porch with his dog, Silver; enjoyed spending time with his family, and scratching lottery tickets. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Prior to retirement, he was a machinist for 30 years and then after years of being stuck inside a factory, he enjoyed spending his summers working for the City of Toledo cutting grass and doing maintenance.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor, and father, Robert. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Barbara; daughters, Dr. Sherrie Bieniek and Kristen Bieniek (Jason Picking); son, Jon (Stephanie) Bieniek; grandchildren, Allison, Ethan and Zaine; siblings, Maryann Gillespie, Nancy (Rollin) Smith, Ginger Bieniek and Charles (Margaret) Bieniek, and many nieces and nephews.
No services will be held per John's request. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, chaplains and staff in the Progressive Step Down Unit and ICU at Mercy-St. Anne Hospital.
Online condolences can be made at
Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home
1163 West Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH 43612
Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 24, 2014