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David Michael Lianez

February 7, 1944 — April 13, 2024

David Michael Lianez 80, passed away on Saturday April 13th, 2024, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Gary, Indiana on February 7th, 1944 to Louis and Antonia (Vargas) Lianez. On December 7th, 1968, he married Jane Elizabeth Jones. They have one son, Michael David.

David graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and a minor in Spanish. He then taught at Van Wert City Schools for 41 years. At VWHS, he was the Lead (and only) Spanish teacher. Before retirement, he also taught for 12 years at Wright State University in Celina. He was awarded an Outstanding Adjunct Professor award for 2012-2013.

David was an active member of the Knight of Columbus, Order 6034, where he was once Grand Knight. He also acted in several shows for ONU and the Van Wet Civic Theater.

David is survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law, brothers Emmanuel, John ,and Thomas and his sister Judy. He also has nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews

He was preceded in death by Dwight and Martha (Daniels) Jones; Louis and Antonia (Vargas) Lianez; sister-in-law Ninfa (Olesco) Lianez, and nephew Robert Eiting.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00PM on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Van Wert.

Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00PM on Wednesday, April 24, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be directed to the Van Wert Fire Department.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St, Van Wert, Ohio.

The family of David would love to kindly thank the brave and amazing officers and EMTs that came to our aid. They did a great job, but it later was David's time to return to God. Thank you again for your service.

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church

601 Jennings Rd, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church

601 Jennings Rd, Van Wert, OH 45891

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