John G. Clingaman


John G. Clingaman, 92, of Wauseon passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. He was born in Wauseon on Oct. 21, 1921, to the late Peter Clingaman and Edith (Leu) Clingaman. On Nov. 10, 1946, he and Helen Loveland, his wife of 67 years, were united in marriage, and she survives.

John was a 1939 graduate of Wauseon High School. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. During his service, he was awarded the Asiatic- Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and the American Theater Ribbon. Before retiring, John worked for over 20 years as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Wauseon. He enjoyed woodworking and stamp collecting, and was an amateur photographer.

Also left to cherish his memories is his son, Kevin (Lisa) Clingaman of Oregon, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Betty Clingaman of Louisville, Ky.; and his grandchildren, Michael (Beth) Clingaman, Amy (Brian) Glotzbach, Jason, Zachary, Alex, and Connor Clingaman, and Tony, Grace, and Francesca Pescara.

John was also 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.

A funeral service for John will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wauseon, with Rev. Mitch Maxted and Rev. Mary Jo Bray officiating. Interment will follow at Wauseon Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3– 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the First Christian Church or the Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon, Ohio 43567 in his memory.

Funeral Home

Barnes Funeral Chapel
5825 State Hwy 109 Delta, OH 43515
(419) 822-5995

Published in Fulton County Expositor and Swanton Enterprise from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2014