John R. Estel
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John R. Estel, 92, of Wauseon passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. John was born Oct. 18, 1928, to the late John and Florence (Hatfield) Estel. On Nov. 4, 1950, John married Marilyn Woodard, who preceded him in death in 2017.

From 1953-55, John served our country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a press mechanic at Campbell's in Napoleon for 20 years. He also farmed, was a carpenter, and worked for UPS. John was an avid golfer, loved to fly remote control airplanes, and was a member of American Legion Post #265 and VFW Post #7424.

Surviving John are his sons, John (Teresa) Estel of Colorado, Roger (Rhonda) Estel of North Carolina, David Estel of Wauseon, Jim (Judy) Estel of Wauseon, Terry Estel of Wauseon, and Scott Estel of Toledo; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Lady.

John was also preceded in death by his sisters.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, with Fr. Todd Dominique officiating. Burial will follow at St. Caspar Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Fulton County Honor Guard.

Visitation for John will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Published in Fulton County Expositor and Swanton Enterprise from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2021.
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