John D. Biecheler

Sep 9, 1947 - Apr 15, 2013

John D. Biecheler, 65, of Sandusky, passed away Monday morning, April 15, 2013, in his residence.

John was born on Sept. 9, 1947, in Sandusky, to John and Lauretta (Kaiser) Biecheler.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was employed as a printer at Erie Bay Graphics and Commercial Printing and he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sandusky. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, canning, and Ohio sports teams. John especially loved his job and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife, Rita (Woodrow); two sons, John Joseph (Missy) Biecheler, and Travis James Biecheler; eleven grandchildren; three siblings, Joanne Youskievicz, Jeanette (Mike) Lippert, and Paul (Lillie) Biecheler; one brother-in-law, Darrell Hurlburt; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret; two grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Lou Youskievicz.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. A prayer service will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, with Father Jason Kahle presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Those wishing to contribute to John's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.