Richard L. “Dick” Logan

February 25, 1928 ‒ January 18, 2016

Galion, Ohio

Richard L. “Dick” Logan, 87, of Galion passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Signature Health Care in Galion after declining health.

He was born February 25, 1928 in Galion and was the son of Earl M. and Minnie Mae (Foust) Logan. Dick is survived by his wife of 66 years Geraldine A. “Jerry” (Seckel) Logan who he married on October 16, 1949.

He is also survived by children Sue (Thomas) Stewart of Stow, Ohio, Mary Lou “Boo” (Dennis) Lutz of Galion, Robert (Julie) Logan of Mansfield and Jon (Betty) Logan of Galion; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and a sister Beverly (Swalley) Leavy of Galion.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother Harriet (Wisterman) Logan; his sister, Joyce Ann Gehrisch and two great-grandchildren.

He was a 1946 graduate of Galion High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. Dick proudly served his country in Korea during the World War II era with the United States Army. He worked as a machinist at Cleland Manufacturing and the former Galion Iron Works. Dick also managed the Texaco Station in Galion, worked at Logan’s Furniture Store, was a service representative for Galion Dresser and also farmed.

Dick was a member of the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4329 both of Galion. He was an avid knife collector and enjoyed reading and big band music. Dick’s motto was “a cold beer could cure anything.” He especially cherished the time he spent with his family and his beloved grandchildren.

A Memorial will be held March 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church, 129 W. Walnut Street, Galion, Ohio 44833. Calling hours will be held one hour prior. Military Services provided by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail, and Grandson, Major David Persons Jr,USMC,Retired.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 500 West Wilson Bridge Road Suite 245 Worthington, Ohio 43085 in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dick Logan, and condolences may be made to them

  • Jerry, Rob, Julie, and Boo,
    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing , actually got to see him a few months ago at Granny’s Kitchen it was nice seeing him since it had been so long since I had seen him, but it broke my heart when I did. He was such a super person and will be missed by many. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • Jerry and family
    I am so so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Dear Family:

    We are saddened for Dick’s passing but of course we all know he is with God and pain-free/mind-sharp. Treasure your memories for they will sustain you in the days to come.
    We will miss his smile and loving ways. You are Blessed to have had such a wonderful leader/role model.

    God Bless

    Jan and Bob McGinty

  • We both have such fond memories on Dick. Loyd always enjoyed with him out on the farm. I enjoyed working with him at Dresser. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • To the family, We are so sorry to read about the death of your Father and Husband. We are thinking of all of you at this time. God be with all of you.

  • To the Logan Families,
    Dick was a very interesting man. As each of you reflect upon the memories that you created with him, these will be the legacy of his influence and his love for each of you. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Don’t know if you remember me, Boo. I am friends with Jane Ulmer Haines. I met you at one of many sleep – overs at Janes and Becky Nobles. Just want to express our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. Sincerely, Debbie Nd Rich Renock

  • To Jerry & All of the extended Logan Families,

    We were lucky enough to have been brought into the Logan Family via Sue Stewart.
    Dick was a remarkable person whom we loved and respected. Family gatherings in Stow were all the more special when Dick, Jerry , Boo, Rob & John and their families were on hand. I shall cherish the memories of the many conversations I had with Dick. He could talk on about any subject and just as importantly he would listen to the views and comments of others with equal interest. One could always learn something from his conversations, and that was a true gift! Of special note, Dick went above and beyond to arrange Military Honors for our Mother, Frances Stewart, who was a Navy Wave during WWII. That tribute will always be remembered by the Stewart Family and those present for her grave side services in 2005.

    One can only imagine how many people Dick touched during his lifetime, how many people he helped, how many special moments he was responsible for creating for others and always doing it for the right reasons. What a role model to emulate; however, the definition of emulate is “to try to equal or surpass somebody or something that is successful or admired…”, and I think surpassing would be a most difficult challenge at best, but we can strive to learn from his example and that effort will make us all the better for those efforts.

    Thanks Dick for touching our lives,

    Bill, Mary Jo, Chris, Matthew & Jenn

  • So sorry to hear about “uncle Dick” He sure was one of the good guys !! Prayers to the family.

  • Mary Lou, (Boo)

    So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family over the coming days. Take care.


  • We send our sympathy and prayers in your loss of husband, father, grandfather and friend. Blessings.