John Alvin Ogle
April 29, 1981 ‒ August 15, 2016
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
John Alvin Ogle, age 35, of Mansfield and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Monday, August 15, 2016.
On April 29, 1981, John was born in Marion, OH, the son of John H. Ogle and Marilyn M. (Staley) Hudgel. He attended Tri-Rivers for welding and graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 2000.
A hard worker, John was employed by Plainview Farms as a farm hand. He really liked working with the pigs there.
An outdoorsman at heart, John loved fishing, hunting, and being out on the farm. He also enjoyed music, especially country, playing his guitar, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeye football team.
John’s family and friends meant everything to him. His children were his world. He loved hunting with his son and playing games with his daughter. He was nothing but loyal to those he considered a friend.
He will be remembered as a down to earth, simple guy, and will be dearly missed by everyone he knew.
John is survived by his wife, Heidi A. (Long) Ogle of Galion; his two children: James “Jim” Ogle and Emilie “LouLou” Ogle; his sister, Hidie (Nathan) Reeder of Idaho; a step-brother, Rick (Jill) Hudgel of Kenton; a step-sister, Amy Hudgel; nieces and nephews: Wyatt, Carson and Morgan Reeder, Keegen and Caleb Hudgel, and Judah Hudgel; his father, John Ogle of Mansfield; his mother and step-father, Marilyn and Richard Hudgel of Mount Gilead; father-in-law, Ronald (Linda Williams) Long of Mt. Gilead; mother-in-law, Margery (Roger) Arthur of Harpster; a brother-in-law, Casey (Erin) Long and family of Nevada, OH; a sister-in-law, Heather Higinbotham and family of Galion; and two brothers from another mother, Shaun Lash of Marengo and Larry “Dude” Newsome of Mt. Gilead.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, David Higinbotham.
John’s family will be holding a pot luck and memorial to honor and celebrate his life from 3 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the VFW Post 8054, 4960 State Route 61, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve John’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.