John R. Michaels Sr., 79, of Willard, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Mercy Willard Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1934 in Tiffin to the late Raymond and Doris (Swander) Michaels and had been a resident of Richmond township for 47 years.
He is survived by his wife Rose Marie (Babb) Michaels, whom he married on April 27, 1957.
He is also survived by six 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; two sisters, Sylvia Coder, of Attica and Audrey Weller, of Tiffin; grandchildren, Jeremy, Kindra, Ashley, Chelsey, Philip, William, Jacqueline, Jessica, Dillon, Genevieve, Denny Jr., Joshua, Jason, and Justin; 18 great-grand children, and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Earl Michaels.
He was a 1953 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and worked at National Machinery in Tiffin for 47 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.
Friends may call Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church in Willard with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Attica.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
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