John D. Halbert Sr

May 02, 1931 ‒ April 20, 2013

Marion, Ohio

John D. Halbert Sr., age 81, of Marion, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Kingston Residence in Marion. Born May 2, 1931 in Marion to the late Paul L. and Gertrude (Waterhouse) Halbert, he was a US Army Veteran in the Korean War. John retired as a purchasing agent for HPM after 39 years. He was a member of Timothy Lutheran Church, former member of VFW Post 7201, Moose Lodge, and American Legion in Cardington. John enjoyed golfing and wood working.

He is survived by his wife Shirley A. (Weeks) Halbert who he married February 28, 1953, one son Daniel Halbert of Marion, two daughters, Michele R. (Randy) Fetter of Marion, Laura “Lisa” (Tom) Linton of New Bern, North Carolina, one brother Larry P. Halbert of Marion, one sister Gwendolyn Mathias of Youngstown, Ohio, five grandchildren, Brandon (Briana) Seidel, Amber (Rob) Deem, Danielle (Mike) Jones, Josh (Amber) Fetter, Megan Fetter, seven great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, and his canine friend “Jack the dog”. John is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Irene Heller.

Family will greet friends at a Celebration of Life Visitation at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Pa I know your there

    Always kind hearted, loving, wise, ambitious man

    There was never a letdown moment

    Not just a grandfather but more like father

    The wonderful memories will never fade
    Car shopping, sports events, Picking me up from school, proms, graduation, weddings, races, new grand babies, riding tractors, buying and remodeling houses

    You were always there

    Such a blessed life to have you there

    With love always, I love you pa

  • There so many memories that Lisa,Michele,Danny& I shared with
    John ( DAD). There was Warm Hugs, Stern Talks, Lots of Laughter
    at the Dinner Table. Just to name a few.I want to thank God for bringing you in my life & guiding me..

  • John and my late husband, Willis, and Wilbur Winchell all enlisted
    in the Army on the same day- June, 1949 – they were high school friends. John belonged to our American Legion Post 97 for many
    years and I talked to him several times. John was a personable
    man. Willis spoke highly of him – he will be missed

  • Dear Shirley,
    I send you love and sympathy in the loss of your husband. I’ve been thinking of you as I was remembering the good times we had as we were growing up and going to Green Camp School, listening to you sing, going to Lake Erie in the summer with your parents, and visiting your restaurant in Marion where your parents worked so hard.
    Love, Donna

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY
    I COULD NEVER HAVE HAD A MORE WONDERFUL BROTHER
    AND HAVE A LOT OF MEMORIES TO HOLD ON TO. YOU
    WILL BE IN MY HEART FOREVER.