John M. "Jack" Kissell

Born: Thu., Nov. 25, 1937
Died: Mon., Apr. 17, 2017


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 20, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Apr. 21, 2017
Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

John M. "Jack" Kissell, Sr., 79, died at 2:00 am, Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home, in Columbus Grove, Ohio.  He was born November 25, 1937, in Lima, Ohio to Allan "Bud" and Ethel L. (Helpling) Kissell.  They both preceded him in death.

On August 26, 1961, he married Janice K. Altstaetter.  She survives in Columbus Grove.

Jack is survived by one son:  John (Pam) Kissell of Columbus Grove; four daughters:  Jackie (Chris) Herman and Jan (Tom) Altenburger both of Columbus Grove, Joan (Stan) Smith of Kalida and Jill (Todd) Brown of Columbus Grove; eleven grandchildren:  Jessica, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Lee, Logan, Megan, Bethany, Isaac, Makenzie, Jared and Austin; three sisters:  Judy (Clair "Butch") Leffler of Lima, Peggy (Milt) Zimmerly and Joy (Phil) Stechschulte both Columbus Grove and three brothers:  Bob (Shirley) Kissell and Pat Kissell both of Columbus Grove and Tom (Helen) Kissell of St. Augustine, Florida.

He was preceded in death by one son:  Jason Kissell; one sister:  Mary Jean (Bob) Kohls and one sister in-law:  Sharon Kissell.

He was a graduate of St. Anthony Grade School and Columbus Grove High School, class of 1955.  Jack was an electrician his entire life. He was a life long member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  Jack was a member of the Columbus Grove Eagles, Aerie #2772 and an associate member of the Columbus Grove VFW, Post 9648.  He enjoyed visiting with his friends and family and his trips to Florida.  Jack especially enjoyed spending time and always asked about his grandchildren.

Services will begin at 10:00 am, Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove.  Father Tom Extejt will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony 2017 Capital Improvement or St. Anthony School Endowment Fund.

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Brenda Watters
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Janice and family...My sympathy to you and your family. Jack was always a fun person to be around, he loved his family! I am still in Fla., sorry I can't be at the viewing but my heart is with all of you.

Hugs....Brenda Watters Davis

Cheri Benroth
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
We were so saddened to hear of your loss! Please accept our most sincere condolences! I always remember Jack to be so friendly, cheerful and laughing so much! I also remember him coming to mom and dad's to do some work at their house and trailer. Dad and I just spoke of him about a month ago and talked of the very same sentiments. God Bless! Carl and Cheri Benroth

Jim and Diane Recker
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Janice and family. We are so sorry for your loss. We will not be able to come to the viewing but want all of you to know that you are in our prayers. It was always a pleasure to run into you guys . He wa so fun loving take care he will be greatly missed.

Dot Verhoff
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Jan, Jackie, Joan , Jill and your families, please accept my deepest sympathies and most sincere thoughts and prayers in this time of grief.

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