John C. Hagerman

October 10, 1913 ‒ June 06, 2004

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: John C. Hagerman, 90, formerly of State Route 97 East, Bellville, died Sunday afternoon June 6, 2004 in Country Meadow Care Center.

He was born October 10, 1913 in Worthington Township, Richland County to Carlton and Anna (Butterbaugh) Hagerman, and remained a resident of Richland County most of his life.

John served with the U.S. Army during WWII, with Company L, 9th Infantry. His service in the European Theater took him through the major battles of Normandy, and The Battle of the Bulge, as well as the Northern France and Rhineland Campaigns.

A lifelong farmer and carpenter, John had worked at Farm Tools, and had a keen interest in horses

John served the State of Ohio as a maintenance worker on the Bromfield Farm at the Malabar Farm State Park.

He was a member of Newville Baptist Church, a life member of V.F.W. Post #8586, Perrysville, and a member of Loudon Post #257 American Legion, Loudonville.

On December 20, 1941, he married Bernice Marie Hagerman, who preceded him in death on June 19, 1992.

John is survived by a niece Priscilla VanArsdalen of Butler; a nephew Eldon Remy of Rochester, New York; two step daughters Marie Jobe of Dayton and Donna Jean Smith of Ormond Beach, Florida; a step-son-in-law Glenn Tschantz of Mansfield; six step grandsons; numerous step great grandchildren; a brother-in-law Earl Kreger of Norwalk; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and numerous cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters Frances Maglott, Ruth Wirick, Mae Remy; and a step daughter Maxine Tschantz.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 11 am in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The Rev. Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Bellville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home the hour prior to the funeral.

Memorial contributions to Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.