John Leo Seger

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YORKSHIRE - John Leo Seger, 74, of Mendenhall Road, Yorkshire, passed away of complications of cancer early Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Yorkshire, to Leo and Anna (Lehnert) Seger.
On Aug. 11, 1962, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood, John married Judy Ann (Simon) Seger who survives.
Also surviving are five children Susan and John Merryman, of McIntyre, Pa., Joseph and Linda Seger, of Rossberg, Leo and Tina Seger, of New Weston, Janice Seger, of Osgood, Sharon and Michael Hoelscher, of Versailles; 10 grandchildren, RaeAnne, Jeremiah, Rachel and Susan Merryman; Mitchel Arling, Seth, Korie and Alaina Seger; Vivian and Jacobi Seger; Macey, Austin and Adam Hoelscher; one sister, Hilda Siegel, of Fort Loramie; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Urban and Pauline Drees, of Yorkshire, Mary Ann Simon, Lurene and Jerry Monnin, and Dan and Sheryl Simon, all of Versailles.
John was preceded in death by both parents, one sister, Rita Drees; brothers-in-law, Norbert Siegel, Bernard "Bud" and Richard "Dick" Simon.
John was a 1956 graduate of Minster High School. He served in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam War era. John was retired from Clopay of Russia since 2001. He had also been engaged in farming most of his working life. John enjoyed horseback riding and carpentry; he could build almost anything. For a while specialized in building garage-sized barns. John attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood. He was a member of the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department 54 years, and a past member of the Osgood Life Squad. He had also belonged to the Goat Farmers and NRA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood with the Rev. David L. Zink presiding. Interment will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. and Monday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to Osgood Fire Department, Osgood Life Squad, or charity of donor's choice.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Mar. 14, 2013
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