Obituary for John Ostheimer

John Ostheimer, 68, of Collins, passed away on May 1, 2017, at St. John Westshore. He was born on September 15, 1948 in Sandusky OH, to the late Henry and Marguerite (Kromer) Ostheimer and has lived in the Collins area for 47 years. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Sandusky. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his service he worked at American Crayon, Union Chain, Nickels Farm, Grill Meats, and most recently for Bettcher Industries. He was also a li ...
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John Ostheimer, 68, of Collins, passed away on May 1, 2017, at St. John Westshore. He was born on September 15, 1948 in Sandusky OH, to the late Henry and Marguerite (Kromer) Ostheimer and has lived in the Collins area for 47 years. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Sandusky. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his service he worked at American Crayon, Union Chain, Nickels Farm, Grill Meats, and most recently for Bettcher Industries. He was also a lifelong farmer who loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Norwalk Eagles, Vermilion VFW and, AMVETS. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Mary Jo (Buchanan), his daughters, Melissa Johnson, of Berlin Heights, Sally (Dave) Poorman, of Mansfield, Michele Ostheimer, of Monroeville, eight grandchildren, siblings, Henry (Dee) Ostheimer, of Berlin Heights, Sister Mary Barbara Ostheimer SND, of Toledo, Sister Mary Kenneth Ostheimer SND, of Toledo, Stephen Ostheimer, of FL, Teresa Knauer, of Mantua, OH, Mary Kucha, of Fremont, Rosemarie Capucini, of Monroeville, Sarajane (Fred) Porter, of Toledo, Ann Ostheimer, of Toledo, Peter (Cindy) Ostheimer, of Findlay, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Joseph J. Ostheimer and Edward C. Ostheimer. Friends may call on Friday May 5 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. On Saturday May 6, there will be one hour of visitation prior to the service at 11:00 am. Burial will take place on Monday May 8 at 11:00 am at the Western Reserve National Cemetery near Rittman, Ohio. Melvin Sayler will be officiating. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Recent Condolence Notes

Tuesday, 5/23/2017
THANK YOU to all who sent cards, notes, messages, flowers, and support to John Ostheimer's family and our family. He was a special brother who gave unconditionally from his heart. May John rest in God's Love. -- one of his sister's
- Barbara J. Ostheimer

Sunday, 5/7/2017
I am very sorry for your loss. I went to school with John at St. Mary's and remember him fondly. I always referred to him as "Big John" as he was one of the tallest people in our class and was a good friend in school.
- Bob Burre

Saturday, 5/6/2017
My prayers are with John and your family. Although I only knew him in his last years of life, through talking to his daughters and wife I got a glimpse of the good man he was outside the walls of my office. May he be in the presence of the Lord.
- Luis Perez

Thursday, 5/4/2017
sorry for your loss, I know John from Bettchers worked right next to him very sweet guy! me and my husband came to a couple Halloween party' s and hay rides !he will be missed and remembered by me forever ! god's blessing to the family RIP ! love always Pam and Ron Phillips
- Pamela Phillips

My prayers are for your family at this time of grief. I have known John since we were neighbors and rode the school bus together all those years ago.
Norma (Didion) McFadden
- norma mcfadden

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