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John Lofland

John L. Lofland, 71, of Sycamore, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1949, in Shelby, to Aden “Pete” and Julia (Young) Lofland. He married Sandra (Beard) Mohrman Lofland on Oct. 15, 2011, and she survives.
Surviving is one son, Erik (Alecia) Lofland, Willard; one step-son, Shane Schimpff, Willard; three step-daughters, Heidi (Bruce) Rowe, Upper Sandusky; Hana (Russell) Wengerd, Upper Sandusky; and Halle (Tom) Aurand, rural Sycamore. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Kassidy, Logan and Morgan Lofland; plus two step-grandchildren, Madison Wengerd and Addison Rowe; and two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Pennell, Plymouth; and Marietta Pickett, Fairborn.
John was a retired pressman for R.R. Donnelley and Sons, Willard, having worked for them for 42 years. He was a 1969 graduate of South Central High School, he attended the Sycamore United Church of Christ, was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Wakeman, and a former member of the ATA (American Trapshooter Association).
For hobbies, he loved to go hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, cutting wood and played professional slow pitch softball for Schlessman Seeds, Sandusky. He coached little league baseball and was known in the area for years playing Santa Claus at many holiday events.
Visitation was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Funeral services for John will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Zuehlke officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore.
Memorial contributions can be made to Greenwich Ohio Area Historical Society or the donor’s choice in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.
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