John R. Michaels

March 12, 2014

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/16/2014 14:00:00

Willard OH 44890 3/17/2014 11:00:00

John R. Michaels, Sr., age 79 resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Mercy Willard Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1934 in Tiffin, Ohio to the late Raymond and Doris (Swander) Michaels and had been a resident of Richmond township for 47 years. He was a 1953 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and worked at National Machinery in Tiffin for 48 1/2 years. He loved his family, farming, John Deere tractors and putting puzzles together. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Rose Marie (Babb) Michaels whom he married on April 27, 1957; 6 children, John Michaels, Jr. of Findlay, Jill Paramore (John Dye) of Plymouth, Judy (Nick) Kousma of Willard, Jodi (John) Hall of Plymouth, Jeny Lewis of Willard, and Joel Michaels of Willard; a brother, Fred Michaels of Caroline; 2 sisters, Sylvia Coder of Attica and Audrey Weller of Tiffin; grandchildren, Jeremy, Kindra, Ashley, Chelsey, Philip, William, Jacqueline, Jessica, Dillon, Genevieve, DJ, Joshua, Jason, Justin; 18 great-grand children and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he preceded in death by a brother Earl Michaels.
Friends may call at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Church in Willard with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Attica, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Scott Franks - Mar 16, 2014

Rosie and Family, thoughts and prayers to you and your families during this time of sadness. Knowing John’s at peace helps but does not replace the empty place in the family. Thoughts and prayers at this time. Scott

dave barchus - Mar 16, 2014

aunt rose and all my cousins, i am so sorry to hear about uncle john you have my deepest condolences, dave barchus

Greg Weber - Mar 16, 2014

Joel and family, offering my deepest condolences for the passing of your father. Greg Weber

Denise&Jim Gray - Mar 15, 2014

Jeny,Judy and family sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

- Mar 14, 2014

My thoughts and prayer are with you…Big Hugs to everyone…Love you Guys

Kathy Armitage - Mar 14, 2014

My thoughts and prayer are with you…Big Hugs to everyone…Love you Guys

Cindy Franks Houpt - Mar 13, 2014

Prayers of peace and healing to the family.

Pastor Sheila Burrows, Willard Mercy - Mar 12, 2014

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this time of your loss. In God’s Love,

Cledith & Linda Franks - Mar 12, 2014

To Rosie and family, I can’t say how sorry we are to hear of John’s passing. Wish we was in Ohio so we could att. his services but we are still in Fl. Will sure be thinking of all of you during this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.