Obituary for John Eschen

John Eschen, 68, of Wakeman, passed away on September 26, 2016 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born on September 12, 1948 in Elyria, and has lived in the Wakeman area for most of his life. He was a 1966 graduate of Western Reserve High School. He served in the US Army for nine years during the Vietnam Conflict and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He owned and operated the former Wakeman Service Center for several years, and taught Automotive Tech EHOVE Career Center 23 years, retiring ...
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John Eschen, 68, of Wakeman, passed away on September 26, 2016 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born on September 12, 1948 in Elyria, and has lived in the Wakeman area for most of his life. He was a 1966 graduate of Western Reserve High School. He served in the US Army for nine years during the Vietnam Conflict and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He owned and operated the former Wakeman Service Center for several years, and taught Automotive Tech EHOVE Career Center 23 years, retiring in 2009. During his summers he enjoyed working on Put-In-Bay, driving tour trains for Island Transportation. He was an active member of the Wakeman Fire Department, serving from 1979 until his retirement as Chief in 2007. He was a member of the Vermilion VFW, American Legion, Wakeman Eagles, Northern Ohio FOOLS, and the Skip Dugan Antique Car Club on Put-In-Bay. He loved antique cars and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Margaret (Masterson), his son Sean (Liza) Eschen, of Wakeman, two brothers Randy, of Norwalk, and Ted, of Kipton, four grandchildren, Kalob, Kayla, Kaden, and Kagen, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Mary Ellen (Wacker) Eschen, and his granddaughter Kaitlyn. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman, where services will be held on Friday at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region, PO Box 271, Tallmadge, OH 44278
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Recent Condolence Notes

Friday, 9/30/2016
Jackie,
Please know that you have our deepest condolences at this time of your loss. Carol and I send you our love and prayers.
In sympathy, Howard and Carol Schllitt
- Howard Schlitt

Just a quick note to express my deepest sympathy, sending my thoughts and prayers on the loss of a friend and colleague at EHOVE Career Center. John was always extremely professional, courteous and friendly to work with/for during my 27 years at EHOVE. Family situations prevented me from attending this evening. But I wanted to make sure each of you knew my admiration for John. He will be deeply missed by this old Treasurer.

Larry Hanneman
Retired
EHOVE Career Center
- larry hanneman

Thursday, 9/29/2016
Marge, Sean and Family,

I am truly sorry to hear about John's passing. I can not tell you how honored I was to have known John. He was a tremendous role model and mentor to me as an educator. His passion for education, students, community and service was tremendous and he left an indelible mark on Career-Technical Education through his involvement in SkillsUSA (VICA) and NATEF. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Mike Cowles

Marge, Sean, and family,
Very sorry to hear about John. It's been a long time since we all saw each other, but I have nothing but wonderful memories of those times! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hope we can all see each other again soon. Warmest regards, Krista Anderson
- Krista Anderson

Marge and family, So sorry to hear of John's passing. We shared so many great times together with UT classes and VICA/Skills. He devoted so much to the different communities and leaves a gigantic whole. In sympathy, Linda Parman McFarland
- Linda McFarland

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