John Jacob Meyers

September 16, 1924 - January 5, 2019

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John "JJ" Meyers, age 94, of New Washington, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at The Willows in Willard. He was born in Tiffin Mercy Hospital to Elmer N. and Carrie B. (Rothschild) Meyers. He graduated from New Washington High School and was the last of the class of 1942. Over the years, he had worked at the New Washington bowling alley, the Pennsylvania Rail Road (Carrothers to Sandusky), Shelby Seamless Tube, Galion Iron Works (Bucyrus), North Central Electric and retired from Timken in 1984 after 28 years. John enjoyed reading, Fox Business News and conversation with just about anyone.

He is preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Miriam (Earl) Wise, Ruth (Owen) Fike, Randall (Mary) Meyers, Dana Doty, three infant brothers and one infant sister. Also nephew Michael O. Fike and niece Cindy I. Wright.

He is survived by seven nieces and nephews: Karen (Phil) Vienhaus, Erla Nan Wise (Phil), Brett (Jennie) Meyers, Scott Meyers, Mitchell Fike, Mark (Cathy) Fike, Chris (Tonya) Fike, as well as great nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at the Union Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, New Washington Library, 106 West Mansfield Street, New Washington, OH 44854 or to the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at


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Lois Kehres - Jan 8, 2019
My sympathy to the family. I enjoyed talking with him especially at the library where he enjoyed reading the news. He always had a smile.
Marilyn Felter and family - Jan 8, 2019
John was such a kind and thoughtful man. He had the best stories of his life growing up. He will be missed by his family and friends. I will cherish our many conversations we had over the many years I cleaned for him. Deepest sympathy to all his family. We’ll miss you John ?❤️??
June Blum - Jan 8, 2019
My deepest sympathies to John's relatives! He was an inspiration just sharing stories about the good ole days living in New Washington. Always joking around and bringing laughter where ever he was. I will miss his smile and just talking with him. RIP John!
Craig Green - Jan 7, 2019
R.I.P. john! We are going to miss you very much and you were always fun to be around.
Erla Wise - Jan 7, 2019
We will miss you very much, Uncle John. You were the kindest, gentlest man with a sunny smile and a GREAT handshake. So very dear. Thank you for being you. With love.
Lorna L Ackerman - Jan 6, 2019
I will miss that smile. What a gentle man who loved to visit. RIP John.