LIMA — W. Daniel Askins, 73, of Lima passed away 9:34 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 1, 2014 at St. Rita's Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ft. Jennings, Ohio on November 26, 1940 to Wendell D "Bud" & Margaret Elizabeth Fisher Askins and they preceded him in death. On August 13, 1965 he married Bonnie Jean Lesh and she passed away March 4, 2005. He was also preceded in death by a son, Samuel Askins and an infant daughter, a sister Terry Vitantonio and a brother Ronald Askins.
Dan was retired from Crawford & Company as an appraiser, he taught Auto Body at Lima Senior for many years, he farmed and had owned Askins Body Shop. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 370 of Lima, a member of American Legion Post 96, BPOE #54 of Lima and was a member at VFW Post 1275 in Lima and the VFW Post 3035 in Delphos. He was an Army veteran serving in the 60's. He liked restoring old cars. He dearly loved his family and he will be greatly missed by all.
Mr. Askins is survived by his children, Fredia L (Donnie) Johnson, Fayna L. (Jeff) Ewing, Forrest L. (Patti) Askins, Andrew A. Askins, Stephanie Stopher, Faith L. Askins, Josh D. Askins all of Lima and Farah L. (Tony) Mumma of Gomer. He is also survived by his grandchildren, D.J., Donnieka, Angel, Brennen, Brant, Breann, Charity, Troy, Paige, Destiny, Samantha, Jaelyn, Dylin, Josh Jr., and Katilyn; his great grandchildren, Kyran, Kaden, Javel, Viah, Cisco, Ryah, Kaylynn, Colin, Peyton, Ryan, Skylin, Tabolt and a baby that is due in June. He also leaves his siblings, David (Sally) Askins of Texas, Mary (Dick) Alger of Gomer, Becky (Arnold) Osting of Ft Jennings, Bill (Janis) Askins of Ft Jennings, Fred (Tina) Askins of Twinsburg and Steve Askins of Delphos.
Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St Joseph Cemetery in Ft Jennings with Father J. Norbert Howe, officiating.
Family and friends may call Friday April 5, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME.
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