John E Siefker

Born: Sun., May 23, 1948
Died: Sun., Aug. 9, 2020


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 11, 2020
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 12, 2020
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

8:00 PM Wed., Aug. 12, 2020
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Aug. 13, 2020
Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

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Columbus Grove – John E. Siefker, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on August 9, 2020 following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on May 23, 1948 in Lima to Laverne and LaDonna Siefker. John married his love Marilyn (Gerten) on December 7th, 1974 and she survives in Columbus Grove. He will be missed by his wife and children – Laura (Alton) Warniment of Pandora, Elizabeth (Shane) Sudlow of Columbus Grove, Sarah (Tim) Faber of Glandorf, Adam (Kim) Siefker, Philip (Alesha) Siefker, and Aaron (Erica) Siefker – all of Columbus Grove.

His grandchildren who brought him so much happiness will also greatly miss their grandfather – Gracee, Emma, Lucie, and Jude Warniment; Hunter and Walker Sudlow; Chase, Carson, Will, and Addyson Faber; Grant, Garrett, and Lillian Siefker; and Arthur Siefker.

John will also be missed by his siblings – Diane (Ken) Cooper of Edgewood, KY; Denny (Deb) Siefker of Columbus Grove; Ron (Angie) Siefker of Orlando, FL; Gene (Ruth) Siefker of Columbus Grove; Karen (Bill) Niese of Leipsic; Bill (Janet) Siefker of Celina; Joyce (John) Sharrits of Columbus Grove; and Linda (Tim) Schroeder of Glandorf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Laura, his son Nathan, and two grandchildren Griffin and Stella Warniment.

John graduated from Columbus Grove High School in 1966 and THE Ohio State University. John
thoroughly enjoyed working at Shawnee Distributors and Anheuser-Busch, where he was currently working part-time. John enjoyed talking and working with his co-workers and the people at his delivery stops. John was a life-long member and an usher at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where he helped with the cemetery burials and was a long-time co-chair, along with his brother Gene, of the beer tent at the St. Anthony parish summer festival. He was also a 4th degree knight of the Knights of Columbus of Columbus Grove.

Next to his wife, children, grandchildren, family, and friends, John loved farming, going on crop tours, playing cards, relaxing with his loved ones, watching Buckeye football games and his grandkids sports activities, and watching Hallmark shows with his wife.

Marilyn and her family would like to thank Putnam County Homecare and Hospice for their loving care and support for John during his last days of his life.

Visitation will be Tuesday August 11 and Wednesday August 12 both 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Hartman Sons Funeral Home in Columbus Grove.  A Rosary service will be conducted by the K of C at the close of visitation on Wednesday.

His funeral will be celebrated Thursday August 13th at 10:00 am with Fr. David Ritchie officiating at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus Grove with burial to follow in St. Anthony Church Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. Anthony School or Parish or to the donor’s choice.

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Trent Kerns
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020

A Little Bit of Sunshine was sent by Trent, Taylor and Everly Kerns.

We are so sorry for your loss. John was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Siefker family.

Eric and Renae Olivo & family
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Marilyn and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss! Praying for peace and understanding for you all at this difficult time❤️

Teresa and Butch Huff
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family. My you find comfort in the memories you have made.

Mark Zimmerly
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Aaron, so very sorry for Your and the Family's loss. Deepest Sympathies.

Brenda Czarnecki
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Marilyn and family. John will truly be missed.

John and Kathy Geise
   Posted Mon August 10, 2020
May you be blessed with God’s strength and peace. Our prayers are with you and your family. Deepest Sympathy. 🙏❤️🙏

Sue and Guido Schroeder
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Many prayers for all of the family members at this time. Sue and Guido Schroeder

Ruth Wannemacher
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss. God made you a very strong woman.

Carol and John Welty fam.
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
You have our deepest sympathy! Heaven gained an angel!

Betty & Tack Schroeder
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Marilyn and family....Our sincere sympathy is extended to you. Hugs and prayers .

Joe & Ruth Gerdeman
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Our hearts are aching for all of you. Prayers and big hugs from Joe & Ruth

Jim and Janet trentman
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
We want to send our sympathy to the Siefker family. May the Lord comfort you.

Ron, Kristin, Jared, and Samantha
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Having known John and the entire Siefker family has been an honor and a blessing. We are deeply saddened by the loss that all of you have suffered. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you, always. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Lynda Graham
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020

A Little Bit of Sunshine was sent by Orolia.

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your friends and co-workers at Orolia.

Marge Hohenbrink
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
My sincere sympathy for your loss. John was a classmate of mine for twelve years. Seems he was always smiling.

Marge Hohenbrink
Class of 66

Gary, Ann, John and Elizabeth Selhorst
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Marilyn and family,
Our deepest condolences. John was such a pleasant guy to be around and we will miss catching up on the latest farm news.
With sympathy,
Gary, Ann, John and Elizabeth Selhorst

Deke Roberts
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
I worked with John as a beer driver with Acme Beverage. John was a good friend and will be missed. He was a good man. I always had a smile after being around him and will continue to smile thinking of him.

Joe & Diane Fruchey
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss , John always had a smile and a Hi . May he rest in peace .

Mike and Tina Zimmerly
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
We are sorry for the loss to You and the extended Family.. With time friends drift apart, but memories are not forgotten. John will always be remembered as Friend.

Ron Daniels
   Posted Thu August 13, 2020
Sorry to hear of Johns passing. I work for Acme Bev from 1965-1986 and remember John working for Shawnee Dist,then going to C&G Dist. John was a man of strong faith and would often talk about Marilyn and his children. I thought John would help anyone in need and loved farming.May God give Marilyn and family his peace and comfort that John is in his savior's arms. John thanks for the memories. Ron

Sharon Meyer
   Posted Thu August 13, 2020
My sincere sympathy to the Siefker family and friends. I will keep you in my prayers.

Jim Halker
   Posted Thu August 13, 2020
Marilyn and family sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember the good times John and I had.

Bob and Susan Metzger Huth
   Posted Fri August 14, 2020
We are sorry for your loss.

Siefker Family - Barb, Denise, Jeff and Greg and their families
   Posted Fri August 14, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to you Marilyn and family. John was a sweet, kind and great man. We will keep you all in our prayers for strength during this very difficult time. He was blessed to have you all in his life. Hugs and love.

Helen Schulte
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
I would like to let you know that you have our condolences. I was surprised when I read the obit in the newspaper. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry and Helen

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