COLUMBUS GROVE — John M. “Jack” Kissell, Sr., 79, died at 2 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home, in Columbus Grove.

He was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Lima to Allan “Bud” and Ethel L. (Helpling) Kissell. They both preceded him in death. On Aug. 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; 11 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 lifelong 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 a.m., Friday, April 21, 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 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 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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