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KADUK, John F. 86, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home. He was born near Van Wert, Ohio on August 13, 1925 the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Hritz) Kaduk. John was a 1943 graduate of Defiance High School. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII and then received BA and BS degrees from Defiance College. On November 28, 1946, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Galliers and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2003. John taught and coached at Hicksville High School from 1950 to 1954. He then opened his own business, Kaduk Electric, Inc., which he operated until 1993. John was a member of St John Lutheran Church, Hicksville, where he served in many capacities including council president, and as a Sunday school teacher for over 33 years. He was on the LCA Ohio Synod Stewardship Committee and was an active member of the Hicksville community serving as a volunteer fireman, member of the American Legion Post #223 where he was a Past Commander, Lions Club, Village Council, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors at Hicksville Bank, president of Hicksville School Board, a founding member of Hicksville Development Corporation, Blue Jacket District Committeeman, Shawnee Council, Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club and 2004 Man of the Year, Huber Theater volunteer and contributor. John is survived by two sons-David Kaduk of Angola, IN, Steven (Andrea) Kaduk of Ft. Wayne, IN; three daughters-Barbara Decker of Troy, OH, Joan (Ken) Gumbert of Ft. Wayne, IN, Patricia Crunkilton of Oak Ridge, TN; (13) grandchildren and (21) great grandchildren and sister in law Helen (Galliers) Brewer of Nampa, ID. He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers-Andy, Lewie, Frank; three sisters-Anna, Betty and Sue. Funeral services for John will be Monday at 10:30 at St John Lutheran Church, Hicksville with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor James Paulson will officiate. Visitation will also be Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, Ohio. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio. Memorials may be made to St John Lutheran Stained Glass Window Fund, Crippled Children and Adult Society or St John Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News on June 2, 2012
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