John was born on November 2, 1920 and passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. John was a resident of Defiance, Ohio at the time of passing. In 1944 John enlisted in the U.S. Army, and proudly served our country during WWII. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 13th at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Rev. Clarence Dinnen officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens, with military rites accorded by VFW #3360. Visitation at the Schaffer Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on November 12, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Great Lakes Hospice.