Jack E. Orians, 87, Carey, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at 6 a.m. at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky.
Jack was born June 30, 1930, in Carey, to the late John and Hazel (Cover) Orians. He married LaDonna M. Elchert on June 9, 1956, in Carey, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Joseph (Bonnie) Orians of Findlay; daughters, Christina (Jack) Kirby, Elwood, Ind., and Lisa (Lowell) Doss of Tipp City; grandsons, Andrew (Jessica) Doss, Sam Sprankle-Kirby and Adam Orians; granddaughters, Sheri (Joshua) Doty and Erica (Aaron) Robinson; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Wanda Orians, Carey, and a brother-in-law, Jerry (Nancy) Elchert, Upper Sandusky.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Verlaine King, and a twin brother, Jene Orians.
Jack retired in 1987 as the chief of the Carey Police Department after 26 years of service. Prior to that he was employed by Gibson Sohio. He had been employed part-time since his retirement by Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home.
He was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Carey where he was an usher for many years; a life member of Earl Green American Legion Post #344 and a life member of Black Lamberjack V.F.W. Post #3759, both in Carey; the Carey Conservation Club; Wyandot Sportsman Club; and Knights of Columbus Council #1925 in Carey.
Jack was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War serving from 1951-1953. In 2004, he and his brother were given special recognition by Carey High School for Veteran’s Day.
His loves in life were his devoted wife LaDonna, children and grandchildren as well as fishing, hunting, and his morning walks with his twin brother.
Visitation was held Sept. 24 at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where a rosary service was held.
A mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 25 at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Vince Petersen officiating. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey, with military graveside rites conducted by Carey Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OLC School or Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be made at StombaughBatton.com.