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John G. Clingaman, age 92, of Wauseon passed away early Wednesday morning, January 29, 2014, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. He was born in Wauseon on October 21, 1921, to the late Peter Clingaman and Edith (Leu) Clingaman. John was a 1939 graduate of Wauseon High School. He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. During his service, he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars and the American Theater Ribbon. On November 10, 1946, he and Helen Loveland were united in marriage and together were blessed with three sons, Jeffrey, Denny and Kevin. Before retiring, John worked for over 20 years as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Wauseon. He enjoyed woodworking, stamp collecting and was an amateur photographer.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sons, Jeffrey in 1999 and Denny Clingaman in 2006; brothers, David and Dan Clingaman and sisters, Charlotte Clingaman, Helen Reighard and Alice Geringer. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 67 years, Helen; son, Kevin (Lisa) Clingaman of Oregon, OH; daughter-in-law, Betty Clingaman of Louisville, KY and grandchildren, Michael (Beth) Clingaman, Amy (Brian) Glotzbach, Jason, Zachary, Alex and Connor Clingaman and Tony, Grace and Francesca Pescara.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 129 Elm Street, Wauseon; where a funeral service for John will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Rev. Mitch Maxted and Rev. Mary Jo Bray will be officiating. Interment will follow at Wauseon Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109, Delta. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the First Christian Church or Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon, Ohio 43567 in his memory.
Barnes Funeral Chapel
5825 State Hwy 109
Delta, OH 43515
Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 30, 2014