John Charles Dahlstrom

1936 - 2020

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John Charles Dahlstrom, 84 of Findlay, passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born on January 25, 1936 in St. Joseph, MI to the late Edwin and Viola (Kuhn) Dahlstrom. He was married to Barbara “Bobbie” M. Thomas and she preceded him in death on December 28, 2013. John is survived by his daughter, Anita L. Dahlstrom of Findlay; brother, James Dahlstrom of St. Joseph, MI; granddaughter, Piper Dahlstrom of Findlay and significant other, Linda Decker. John was a 1954, graduate of St. Joseph High School. He attended Western Michigan University and Benton Harbor Community College. John was drafted in January 1959. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two years where he was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA and in Southern Germany. John was a very successful businessman as he held a thirty year career with Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants. He was the previous owner-manager of KFC restaurants in Findlay and Tiffin. John was a member of the Findlay American Legion, Post 3 and the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. He enjoyed collecting antiques. Private family services will be held at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph, Michigan. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Anita and family
Date :Thursday, May 7th 2020
From : Lauri
The lose of a loved one is never easy..they always take a of piece of us with them.
My deepest sympathies 🙏

To : Anita
Date :Thursday, May 7th 2020
From : Richard and Brenda
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To : Anita and Piper
Date :Thursday, May 7th 2020
From : Larry and Ruth Ann Richards
So sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. We knew both John and Bobbie for many years. May God comfort you in this difficult time.

To : John Dahlstrom Family
Date :Monday, June 15th 2020
From : Ohio Motorpool Inc
The officers and members of Ohio Motorpool would like to send their condolences on the passing of John. If it wasn't for him, we wouldn't be the club we are today! We thank him for all he has done for us and military history!