John Frank Ging, 90, of Huron and formerly of Sandusky, passed away March 18, 2010, in Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home, Huron, after a lengthy illness.
He resided in Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home and was a former resident of Harborview Apartments in Sandusky. John began a music career on the drums at age 7, playing in the Boys and Girls Band conducted by Prof. E. Rosati, and he continued playing concert and dance bands until 1995. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army with the 27th Infantry Division of New York from October 1941 to October 1945, where he was a member of the Army Division Band as a Tec 4.
John married Evelyn May Rettig in 1946 and raised a family of five children.
He was a manager of the State Liquor Store No. 181, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 444, American Legion Post 83, and a life member of the AMVETS 17.
John is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Robert) Keyes of Galion, Ohio, Marsha Fry of Zanesville, Ohio, Carole Ging of Huron; son, Earl (Terri) Ging of Laplata, Md.; daughter-in-law, Patsy Ging of Athens, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his extended family at Admiral's Pointe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; his son, John R. Ging; his parents, Earl J. and Emma M. (Zimmerman) Ging; grandson, Jason; great-grandson, Warren; and his close cousin, Doris Zimmerman.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. His final resting place will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron, where he will rest in peace in the companionship of his wife, Evelyn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH, 44870, in memory of his love for animals.
Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.