John Herd
1957 - 2019
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ANGOLA, IN. — John R. Herd, 62 years, of Lima, Ohio passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Lake James, Angola, Indiana. John was born February 6, 1957, in Lima, Ohio, the son of the late Paul W. and Geraldine (Roush) Herd. He was a 1976 graduate of Lima Shawnee High School. John continued his education receiving a bachelor's degree from Lima Tech and a master's degree from the University of Findlay. He married Janet E. Smith on November 1, 1986, in Lima, Ohio. John was the Chief Financial Officer at Fenix in Wapakoneta, Ohio and he previously worked at Schnipke Engraving as an accountant. In his free time, John enjoyed camping, farming, and spending time with his family.

Surviving is his wife, Janet Herd of Lima, Ohio; son, Joel Herd of Lima, Ohio; daughter, Jamie (Branden Angel) Herd of Franklin, Tennessee and brother, Isaac (Sheila) Herd of Lima, Ohio. John was preceded in death by his parents.

To honor John's wishes there will be no visitation and private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton, Indiana.

The family asks those remember John to make memorial contributions to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Published in The Lima News from Sep. 29 to Sep. 30, 2019.
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September 30, 2019
You are in our prayers.
We are so very sorry.
Jan & John Woolley
September 30, 2019
We are sorry for your lost
Steve and Molly
September 30, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with all of y'all!
Allison & Lynley West
September 30, 2019
I was shocked to hear the news. John will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family!!!
Matt Brady
September 30, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Ray and Tami Zerante
September 30, 2019
I will greatly miss John and our conversations about our farming operations. May God Bless you and keep you and your family in Grace.

Mike Feyes,
Friend, Farmer and coworker.....
Mike Feyes
September 29, 2019
We are stunned at you and your family's loss Jan. Know that we send our deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time.
Ken and Sue Ring
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