John Michael Myers went home to heaven May 25,2021 leaving his residence in Van Wert County. He was born to Thomas and Ethel (Clark) Myers on February 3, 1937 in Union Township. He attended Union High School and then Convoy Union High School where he was very active in basketball, baseball, and was President of his 1955 class. He married Delores Stuckey, his high school sweetheart, on June 30, 1957, who survives. Together they lived in his country home farm where he has lived since, he was 10 years old.
After graduating he continued to play fast pitch softball and was first baseman for many teams and he was known for hitting many homeruns. As fast pitch was phased out, he continued playing slow pitch ball. As he aged and his legs hurt, Delores would say it was due to all his ball playing over the years, but John would reply, "but it sure was lots of fun".
John was very active in North Union Methodist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher, lay leader, treasurer, and chairperson of the church building committee. He farmed for years and also worked for Emery Worldwide for 38 years.
John also loved to support and watch his grandchildren's ball games, dance recitals, cheerleading competitions, music programs, or anything they were involved. More recently he was enjoying watching his great grandchildren in all their activities.
John enjoyed many years of travel with his best friend and wife Delores. Together they have visited 48 states and more recently enjoyed taking many trips with Land Cruise.
John's greatest pride is his three children Mike (Annette) Myers of Van Wert, Suzanne (Bill) Wannemacher of Ottoville, and Janet (Alan) Hallfeldt of Convoy; 8 grandchildren, Todd (Melissa) Myers, Matt (Mandy) Myers, Ryan (Katie) Myers all of Hilliard, Tara (Evan) Peck, Adria (Zach) Petrick, Eric (Kailey) Wannemacher all of Ottoville, Jared (Kristen) Hallfeldt of Van Wert, and Kaitlin Hallfeldt (fiancé Mitchell Rickard) of Convoy; 12 great grandchildren Grady, Ava, Ella, Bodhi, Brant, Lila, and Charlie Myers; Meline and Nolan Peck; Nora and Wells Petrick; and Palmer Hallfeldt.
The family would like to thank everyone for the cards, concerns, and prayers during this time.
Services will be held at the North Union Methodist Church at 10:30 on ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Saturday, May 29, 2021 with Pastor David To officiating. Burial will follow at Convoy IOOF Cemetery in Convoy. Visitation will be held at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.
Preferred memorial contributions may be directed to Convoy Edgewood Park or Ottoville Park, where children can still be active.
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