John L. Sudman, 61, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:01 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Celina, to Martha (Young) and Howard Sudman, who preceded him in death. His father passed away when he was very young, and his mother later married Homer DeArmond, who has also passed. On July 7, 1979, he married Diana (Saintignon) Sudman, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two daughters, Terry (Daryl) McDonald, of Wapakoneta, and Kim (Schamp) Kell, of Washington, D.C.; a grandchild, Bailey Kell; three brothers, Robert (Janice) Sudman, David (Joanne) Sudman, and Art DeArmond; a sister, Ruth (Tim) Coil; his father and mother-in-law, Eldon “Tonto” and Bonnie Saintignon, of St. Marys; as well as several nieces and nephews.
John graduated from Wapakoneta Senior High in 1970. While employed at Goodyear, he met his wife, Diana, and they were married for 33½ years. He worked for Crown Equipment in New Bremen for the past 28½ years. He enjoyed spending weekends at home around the pond fishing with his family, friends, and black lab, Trisha. He was always known by his neighbors as a caring, friendly, and outgoing guy. John will be greatly missed by everyone.
Memorial services are at at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to purchase trees in memory of John, or donations may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.
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