John Ray Bormuth

1958 - 2019

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John R. Bormuth, age 60, of rural Rawson, died at 10:32pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on November 29, 1958, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Herbert and Ruth Ann (vonStein) Bormuth. He married Lena J. Shindeldecker on June 12, 1982 and she survives. Also surviving is a son: Andrew W. (Olga) Bormuth of Findlay and daughter: Allison (Preston) Morrison of Findlay; grandson: Maxwell Morrison; and sister: Mary Ann (Clair) Gallant of Orange Twp., Hancock County. Preceding him in death were two brothers: Paul D. and David O. Bormuth. John was a precision agriculture specialist for Legacy Coop. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jenera. He enjoyed gardening, military history, tractors and spending time with his grandson. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Monday, June 24, 2019 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church in Jenera, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Pastors Alois Schmitzer III and Matthew Nowak will officiate and interment will follow at the church cemetery. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Monday, June 24th 2019 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Jenera[Map]
    301 Main St.
    Jenera, Ohio 45841
    Tuesday, June 25th 2019 10:00-11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, June 25th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera [Map]
    301 Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

  • Final Resting Place:

    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery [Map]

    Jenera, Ohio

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To : The family
Date :Monday, June 24th 2019
From : Karen Latta Vowell
So sorry to hear about John's passing. I loved working with him at BVFC. He was so much fun and always a pleasure to talk to. He will be missed. Prayers are being said for you all.

To : Lena and Family
Date :Monday, June 24th 2019
From : Dan and Missy Schaller
Our deepest condolences to you and your family with the loss of John who was a great friend and colleague

To : Olga and Andrew
Date :Monday, June 24th 2019
From : ANITHA Thomas
Dear Olga and Andrew,
We are deeply sorry and sad to hear about the news of Andrew’s dad’s death. We pray that God’s promise of eternal life in heaven will be your family’s comfort and peace at this difficult time.


To : Lena Andrew Allison
Date :Wednesday, June 26th 2019
From : Bill Jackson
Lena, Andrew, Allison, John was my best friend growing up. I didn't know anyone in Jenera until i was on the little league team. John and i became friends and stayed friends. I painted a picture of him in high school..(all shades of blue). I hope its still around, my mom gave it to his mom. I miss him. He wasn't a good man, he was a GREAT man. I admired his character and his beliefs. Truly devout. God bless you three and know he'll be waiting for you one day.

To : Lena
Date :Sunday, June 30th 2019
From : Becky Luginbuhl Cox
Lena, I just learned of John’s passing. Please know that you are in my prayers. Becky