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John E. Lare Jr.

June 8, 1964 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 55)


John E. Lare Jr., 55, of Convoy passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer at 12:20 AM on Thursday, June 04, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 08, 1964, in Van Wert, to John E. Lare Sr. and the late Mary (Koczur) Lare. On April 08, 1989, he married the love of his life, Vicki Wilson. Together, they shared years of memories.

A 1983 graduate of Crestview High School, John went on to work as a mechanic with Hoosier Trailer and Truck Equipment in New Haven, Indiana. He was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, camping and riding four-wheelers. A proud father, John also adored his grandchildren and looked forward to attending all of their activities.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki of Convoy; son, Jared (Shelly) Lare of Convoy; daughters: Jami (Nick) Blackburn of Lima; Kalei Lare of Convoy; father, John E Lare Sr.; brother, Paul Lare of Cedar Lake, IN; sisters: Kristy (Kevin) Bozak of Mesa, AZ; Dawn Pollock of Elkhart, IN; as well as his grandchildren: Owen and Charlotte Blackburn and Natalie and Avery Lare.

Because of national health concerns, Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory and the Lare family are following directives outlined by the Ohio Department of Health, limiting attendance to the visitation and funeral service to immediate family only. Please reach out to us by phone (419-238-1112) or via online condolences at and we will share your sympathies with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John`s memory may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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