John E. German

April 08, 1950 ‒ October 20, 2014

Galion, Ohio

John E. German, 64, of Galion died Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus.

Born April 8, 1950 in Rutland, he was the son of Howard and Lissa (Hysell) German. He married Carol (Studer) German on April 8, 1996 and she survives. He was previously married to Florence Evelyn (Cains) German and she preceded him in 1995.

He was a graduate of Rutland High School in 1968 and was self-employed as a body man. He was a North Bloomfield Township Trustee for over 20 years and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and restoring tractors. John’s family was extremely important to him.

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons Jeffrey (Lisa) Tolley of Galion and James (Beth) Tolley of Mt. Gilead; daughters Joan (Denzil) Burkhardt of Cardington and June Tolley of Mansfield; grandchildren Emily (Matthew) Leader of Johnstown, Benjamin Burkhardt of Findlay, Jacob Diosi of Bucyrus and Johnna Tolley of Galion; brothers Howard Curtis (Janet) German of Langsville and Robert L. (Jody) German of Newark; sisters Betty Bowles of Pataskala and Edna Coy of Galion and numerous nephews and nieces.

In addition to his first wife and parents he was preceded in death by daughter Jona Faye German.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 with Pastor Christopher Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Blooming Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University Heart Center in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of John German, and condolences may be made to them at

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your comfort are with all of you at this sad time. From your former neighbor, Sondra Duffy, now Davis

  • So sorry for your loss. He was always so sweet to include me in all the family gatherings. He will be truly missed. Love and hugs to all of you!

  • Sorry to read of the passing of John. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Cherish all the good memories and John will live forever in your hearts.

  • He was truly the best uncle. Things will never be the same without him. He will be very missed. Love you uncle john.

  • Goodbye my friend – my uncle. You were indeed someone special that this world will be a little less dimmir without you . I truly will miss you more than words can express. I love you so much uncle john!!!

  • We are so sorry for your loss we are praying for you I wish we could be there.
    Always remember he’ll be in your hearts forever and the love and the legacy lives on through you forever ..Love you all

  • The German family if I can help Please let me know.
    I remember going to school with John.
    Some good memories with John.
    May GOD Bless You

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I know in time that your happy memories will take the place of your pain right now. John was always so kind to my parents, Art & Pauline, and all of our family. I think of all of you and send you all huge hugs today. Much love and friendship. We will always be neighbors.

  • All of John’s Family
    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He is resting in peace and talking to Mom & Dad. John was always a goof and kind neighbor. You could always count on John. He will always be in your hearts. Talk to him always it helps. Love Paulette n family

  • Dear Jeff, Lisa & Families
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. You all have my deepest sympathy. Happy memories will help you through this difficult times. My thoughts are with each of you.

  • So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed seeing John when he stopped in for orange sherbet. Thoughts & prayers for the family.