John Henry Schwab, 52, of Wakeman, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007.
He was born Nov. 10, 1954, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Francis J. Schwab and Carolyn A. McHale Schwab, now deceased, of Huber Heights, Ohio. He graduated in 1973 from the former Chaminade High School in Dayton and then attended Clark Technical Institute in Springfield, Ohio. He was employed with the former Seven Limers in Bellevue, and he and his wife, Ellen, owned and operated Troy Mills Strawberry Farm in Willard or more than 20 years. He also was the office manager at Krystowski Tractor Sales for two years in Wellington, Ohio.
He was a member of the former St. Sebastian's Catholic Church in rural Bellevue and the Huron County Farm Bureau. John enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and attending sports events for his sons.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen (Bishop) Schwab, whom he married May 31, 1980, at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church; his mother, Carolyn A. Schwab, of Huber Heights; three sons, Jacob Paul and Samuel Francis Schwab, both at home, and Stephen Craige Schwab of Dayton; two grandchildren; four brothers, Michael (Joy) Schwab of Beavercreek, Ohio, Stephen (Becky) Schwab of Harbor Beach, Mich., Edward (Sharon) Schwab of Waynesville, Ohio, and Gerald Schwab of Columbus; seven sisters, Kathryn (Ray) Thomas of Huber Heights, Barbara (William) Klaco of London, Ohio, Patricia Anderson of Marysville, Wash., Teresa (Danny) Magill of Middletown, Ohio, Joanne (Jack) Hubbard of Milan, Ann (Anthony) Sutphin of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Paula (Daniel) Wathen of Miamisburg, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Rita A. Bishop of Monroeville; a brother-in-law, Gregory F. Bishop of Lajolla, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his father in 2003, and his father-in-law, Paul F. Bishop in 1997.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Foos and Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Bellevue, where wake service will be at 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Monroeville. Burial will follow in St. Sebastian's Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Monroeville.
Condolences may be made to foosandsonfuneralhome.com.