John A. “Boz” Fuhrer

September 26, 1942 ‒ February 05, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD~ Former dairy farmer and grain farmer John A. “Boz” Fuhrer, age 66, of James Avenue, Mansfield, passed away Thursday evening, February 5, 2009 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home following an extended illness.

John was born on September 25, 1942 in Mansfield to John Walter and Mary Marie (Perman) Fuhrer and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1961.

Skilled as a tool and die maker, John worked for numerous companies in the Mansfield area.

John loved the outdoors, and performed custom farm work for neighbors, friends and family. Often times he would spend hours mowing and working the fields. He held such a high respect for the land, how the fields produced life and bounty.

Mischievous, and more than a bit on the ornery side, John was a jokester who reveled in setting up pranks and practical jokes. His loud and infectious laugh was deep and repetitious.

Surviving are his loving children, son John Fuhrer of Mansfield, daughter and son-in-law Susan and James Martin of Willard, son and daughter-in-law David and Laura Fuhrer of Fredericktown, and daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Bert Holloway of Mansfield; two grandchildren Kevin Fuhrer and Kaylin Fuhrer of Galion, a brother and sister-in-law Robert and Carol Fuhrer of Lexington, sisters and brothers-in-law Donna and Ed Hoffner of Mansfield, Jane and Robert Shuler of Lexington, and Ruthie and Glenn Wright of Mansfield; his cherished Penny Frontz of Mansfield and her dear family; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

John was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary (Perman) Fuhrer.

The Fuhrer family will receive friends on Sunday, February 8, 2009 from 2-5 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. The Rev. Paul Lintern will officiate.

Memorial contributions to the Richland County Humane Society or the American Heart Association may be made at the funeral home.

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