John V. Stinebaugh, 89, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born March 31, 1924, in Auglaize County, the son of Edith (Weadock) and Oscar Stinebaugh, who preceded him in death.
John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Joan Cox Earl Stinebaugh.
Other survivors include, two sons, Jim (Roxie) Stinebaugh and Nick (Peggy) Earl, both of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Marlene (Mel) Luttmer, of St. Henry, and Sue Klima, Phoenix, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, Tony (Dawn) Stinebaugh, Eric (Jodie) Stinebaugh, Chad (Kristi) Stinebaugh, Kris (Pat) Graney, Mona Adams, Tina (Kurt) Vesecky, Valerie Seed, Chuck (Brenda) Klima, Jon (Natalie) Earl, Nicole (Kevin) Smith, Amy (Keith) Balster, Amber Luttmer, and Anna Luttmer; 16 great grandchildren; and a sister, Theresa Schipper, of Botkins.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Henry Klima; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter (Jean) Stinebaugh, and Herb (Ilo) Stinebaugh; a sister and brother-in-law, Kate (Virgil) Kohler, and a brother-in-law, Norbert Schipper.
John retired in 1986 after 46 years of service with the Stinebaugh Construction Company. A World War II veteran, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. His other memberships included a life member of the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post 8445, the K of C, Council 1272, and the former Wapakoneta Elks Lodge 1170. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A talented carpenter, he worked on many homes in the Wapakoneta area. He spent his leisure time boating and fishing. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Auglaize Acres for the loving care they provided John during his stay there.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Wapakoneta, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post 8445.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund or the Auglaize Acres Special Needs Unit.
Condolences may be directed to bayliffandeleyfh.com.