Jack E. Logan

July 31, 1922 ‒ August 09, 2009

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Jack E. Logan, age 87, died at Morrow County Hospital on August 9, 2009 after a period of declining health. He was the son of Ernest J and Jessie Nellie (Beck) Logan. He was a farmer, pilot and lover of the arts.

Born on the family farm in Congress Township, he attended Liberty one-room school and graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1940. He received his B.Sc. in Agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1946 and was a member of Alpha Zeta Fraternity there. His college years were interrupted for military service in World War II, when he was a pilot in the US Army Air Force and flight instructor of multi-engine aircraft and advanced instrumentation to aviation cadets. He was trained on the B29 aircraft. He returned to the farm and became part-owner of Logan Farms, Inc., a family business which has grown and packed potatoes for over 100 years. He always kept his love of flying and liked to pilot his small plane as often as he could. Mr. Logan was a member of the Morrow County Airport Authority, the governing group for the airport.

Mr. Logan liked to weld worn-out pieces of farm machinery into beautiful and sometimes useful artwork. His favorite charity was the Ohio 4-H Foundation, and he donated many pieces of sculpture to the annual 4-H Celebration of Youth fundraiser.

Mr. Logan also loved to sing and performed in period costume for over 25 years with the Marion Madrigal Singers. He was a 50-year member of the choir at Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son Jeffrey A Logan, his parents, his brothers Richard Logan and Blaine Logan, and his sister Ramel McKirgan. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth (Lutz) Logan, and a brother Ivan Logan. He is survived by two sons, three daughters-in-law, a daughter and a son-in-law: Ted E & Deborah Logan of Mt. Gilead, Kent E & Debra Logan of Clayton, OH, Debra K Logan of Mt. Gilead, and Jane & Donald Schriver of Weatherby Lake, MO. and seven grandchildren and their spouses: Brian & Gina Schriver of Woburn, MA, John & Emily Schriver of Kent, WA, Brett Logan and Jeanette Logan of Mt. Gilead, Brittany Logan, Alison Logan, and Mark Logan of Clayton, OH.

Mr. Logan wished his body to go to medical research at The Ohio State University. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E Main Street, Mt. Gilead, OH between 2 and 4 PM on Saturday, August 15th.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The OSU Development Fund No. 310131-4-H Center Fund (Jack Logan). Address: Ohio 4-H Foundation, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210-1156. Gifts may also be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead. For those wishing to express their condolences online, they may do so by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.