John Alvin Ogle

April 29, 1981 ‒ August 15, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio
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

  • John, you became a wonderful friend to me over the past few months. You listened but never judged, and you always made me smile. You made a big impact on my life. I only wish I could talk to you one more time. (One more time would never be enough though) Tell you how much I care and how theres no one else in the world like you. Make you understand how much you are loved by so many. Just like everyone else who’s heart you touched, I’m going to miss you like crazy.
    My heart aches for Johns friends and family, whom I know he loved more than anything because he always said so. His kids meant more than anything and his time with them was his favorite time of all.
    Prayers and love for all of those with broken hearts. God Bless each of you. And think of him with a smile, because that’s what he would want. For everyone to remember all the good times. And for everyone to keep going and keep laughing and keep loving. What a harsh reminder of how short life is.

  • u was a sweet man who I was very glad u was part of my family I will miss seeing u rip john u are and will be miss u will always be with us most of all ur kids love u A Sue

    • Heidi and family so sorry for the loss of John I’m here if you guys need anything love uncle Tommy

  • Ever since we were kids in grade school, you always were a leader, and wonderful friend and listener. I am deeply saddened by the news of your passing. May you fly high on the wings of angels and know that I will pray for healing for your family and friends. You will be missed by so many.

  • Heidi and family we are so sorry for your loss. God be with you and your family. Your friends Jack and Brenda Monk.

  • Hidie and family,
    Sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our prayers for comfort and peace flow in your names. Let God hold you close at this time. Love Uncle Don & Aunt Nita

  • To my grand nephew John I truly miss you and my heart sinks when I think about what has happened not being able to see or hear you say I love you Uncle Bud or hear you play along side me with the guitars! I won’t be attending your memorial but my heart will be and I will be praying for your Dad as well Love you Big boy and you are missed Uncle Bud.

  • Sorry for the family s loss. We only met John a few times ,but he was a very respectful and well loving person. He will be missed by several.

  • No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. My families hearts are with you and your family. We lost a great friend, but the universe recieves a new beautiful star. John was a great guyand if you had the pleasure of being a part of his life then you are blessed because he was one of the most caring kind hearted people I’ve ever known. He would do anything for anyone if he could. He had such a big heart and loved his family and friends with every ounce of it! He will remain in my heart and memories, til we meet again… R.I.P John
    ~A good heart stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven~