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John Romig

John K. Romig, 82, of Findlay, and formerly of Carey, died at 2:24 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at Birchaven Village, Findlay.
He was born on February 9, 1936, in Carey, to the late Truman and Ruth (Hallowell) Romig.
Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Vaughn, Columbus; Sara (John) Hunter, Carey; three nieces, five nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
A brother-in-law, Richard Vaughn, is deceased.
John was a 1954 graduate of Carey High School and a 1959 graduate of The Ohio State University, Columbus. He was a member of The Ohio State University President’s Club and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
While studying agriculture at OSU, John spent six months as a foreign exchange student (IFYE) in Brazil. After graduating from OSU, he taught vocational agriculture at Leipsic Schools and went to Mercer County as an associate county agent for The Ohio State University Extension. He later became the agricultural loan officer for the First National Bank of Celina. He was given the opportunity to serve in Vietnam as an employee of the U.S. Aid program and later moved to Carey where he was employed at The People’s Bank until he became an agent for Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance. He retired in 1996 as a district representative for Lutheran Brotherhood
Insurance in the Findlay area.
John was a devoted Ohio State fan. After retirement, he resided in Winter Haven, Fla., and attended Lamb of God Lutheran Church. He returned to Findlay and continued his membership at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, where he played the piano and sang in the choir.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, the Birchaven Activities Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation was held Monday, July 23, from 4-8 p.m. at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington. A funeral service was scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Van Buren Township, with the Rev. Steve Edmiston officiating. There will be one hour visitation prior to the service. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following  the service. Interment was scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Online condolences can be shared with the family via coldrencrates.com.
Crates Funeral Home, Arlington, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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