John R. Michaels Sr., 79, of Willard, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Mercy Willard Hospital.
He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Tiffin, to the late Raymond and Doris (Swander) Michaels and had been a resident of Richmond Township for 47 years. He was a 1953 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and worked at National Machinery, Tiffin, for 47 1/2 years. He loved his family, farming, John Deere tractors and putting puzzles together. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Willard.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie (Babb) Michaels, whom he married April 27, 1957; six children, John Michaels Jr. of Findlay, Jill (John Dye) Paramore of Plymouth, Judy (Nick) Kousma of Willard, Jodi (John) Hall of Plymouth, and Jeny Lewis and Joel Michaels, both of Willard; a brother, Fred Michaels of Caroline; two sisters, Sylvia Coder of Attica and Audrey Weller of Tiffin; 14 grandchildren, Jeremy, Kindra, Ashley, Chelsey, Philip, William, Jacqueline, Jessica, Dillon, Genevieve, Denny Jr., Joshua, Jason and Justin; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Michaels.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Secor Funeral Home, Willard,
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Willard, with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Attica.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.