John L. ‘Tuffy’ Nye

John L. “Tuffy” Nye, 67, of Kansas, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at his home.

He was born Sept. 8, 1951, in Fremont, to John Franklin and Matilda (Hammer) Nye. He married Cheryl “Sherry” Hammer Oct. 25, 1969, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Gibsonburg, and she survives in Kansas.

Also surviving are a daughter, Yvonne Nye of Kansas; a son, Eric (Carrie) Nye of Kansas; a granddaughter, Brooke (JR) Nye-Johnson; a brother, Franklin (Joanne) Nye of Burgoon; and a sister, Frances (Donald) Lucius of Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tuffy worked for Atlas and retired from Thyssen Krupp, Fostoria, after 40 years of service. Farming was his passion. He also owned a small trucking company, Nye Farms Trucking and JDT Trucking. He had been a Kansas volunteer fireman. He loved the people and Kansas community and was determined to help improve the community. He also appreciated the hard working folks of New Riegel and spent many relaxing times in the community.

He was a member of New Riegel Moose, a lifelong NRA member, a longtime bowler with the Blue Eagles and an avid FFA member during high school, which left a lifelong impression. But most of all, he loved his family dearly. He was a good husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, New Riegel, with the Rev. Tim Kummerer presiding. A luncheon will follow at the New Riegel Moose.

Memorials are suggested to Bettsville American Legion and New Riegel Moose in care of the funeral home.

The Nye family wishes to express a heartfelt “thank you” to Dr. Ranvir Rathore and Dr. Navin Jain for their fine care.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.