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THORNVILLE: Jon Edwin Ringhiser, 71, of Thornville, Ohio passed away on September 7, 2012 surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.
Jon was born in Logan on August 13, 1941 to the late Kermit and Mildred (Keister) Ringhiser. He graduated from Logan High School in 1959. He married Janet Nelson in March of 1961, then moved to Lancaster and began the lifelong process of raising four daughters.
Jon worked for Anchor Hocking Plant 2 in Lancaster for many years. He eventually realized his dream of returning to a farm and moved to Thornville, Ohio. He worked for Owens Corning in Newark and later for Newark City Schools as a bus driver and mechanic.
Jon was raised a Lutheran and most recently attended Calvary Baptist Church in Lancaster. He was a member of the Mingo Masonic Lodge 171 in Logan. He loved to hunt, shoot trap and spend time with family and friends. Jon never met a stranger and found someone he knew everywhere he went. He was a loyal, hard-working and faithful husband, father, and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Janet of 51 years; four daughters, Loraine (Dennis) Carlson of Heath, Suanna Duve of Londonderry, Jill (Mike) Huffman of Gratiot, and Joann (Joe) Kristoff of Chillicothe; sister, Betty Grandy of Uniontown, Ohio; grandchildren, Aaron Carlson, Kayla (Aaron) Kidwell, Christopher Duve, Leah Carlson, Caleb Duve, Taylar Baker, and Brandon Baker; great-grandchild, Parker Kidwell; brothers-in-law, Dick (Shirley) Nelson, Bill Nelson, and Jim (Linda) Nelson; step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; and loyal dogs, Sadie and Harmony.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Peggy Aurand; brother, Paul Ringhiser; and son-in-law, Steven Duve.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, 204 W. Main St. Logan, Ohio. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery near Logan with Pastor Matthew Nihiser officiating. Calling Hours will be on Monday 2-4 & 6-8pm at the funeral home. Masonic memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jon to the Licking County Humane Society, 548 Dog Leg Rd., Heath, Ohio 43056, or to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, Ohio 43055.
LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE MAY BE SENT TO THIS FAMILY AT THE WEBSITE http://brownfuneralservice.com
Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home
204 West Main Street Logan , OH 43138
Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on Sept. 10, 2012