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George D. Rhoad
January 6, 1940 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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George D. Rhoad, 83, passed away Monday morning, November 20, 2023, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, Ohio.
George was born on January 6, 1940, to the late Earl and Elsie (Ruse) Rhoad. He married Bonnie J. Miller on August 4, 1962, at St. John’s Baseline United Church of Christ, located south of Bloomville.
George is survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Rhoad and Shirley Rhoad, both of Tiffin, Betty (Dick) Beidelschies of Grand Junction, CO, Kathy Miller of Bloomville and brother-in-law, Joel Miller. Also surviving are nephews and nieces, Stephen (Marcia) Rhoad of Tiffin, Thomas (Kim) Rhoad of Howell, MI, Sue Elle (Terry) Bogner of Holland, OH, Rich (Mary) Beidelschies of Canfield, OH, Rod Beidelschies of Montrose, CO, and Ryan (Megan) Miller of Sycamore, OH.
Besides his parents, George is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie, brothers, Bill, John and Robert Rhoad and brother-in-law, Norman (Kathy) Miller.
George grew up in Bloomville, Ohio, graduating from Bloomville High School in 1958. From there he continued a life supporting his community and country. He served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, as a cook within the mobile automotive and small arms support unit stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky. George worked for General Electric and then for many years Clinton Township, Ohio Department of Transportation, where among many important tasks, he spent countless nights clearing the roads of snow. He was a member of the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department where he and his beloved wife, Bonnie would work the annual Ox Roast Fundraiser. For over 30 years George could be found during the summers working their restaurant, Woody’s Drive-In, a root beer stand in Fremont, Ohio.
George was a member of Shriner’s International through the Zenobia Tiffin Shrine Club, participating with Bonnie in many parades throughout the region, driving his 1948 Jeepster, bringing awareness to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. He and Bonnie were also avid Western Square Dancers where they created many lasting friendships and belonged to the Seneca T Squares.
George belonged to Tiffin Masonic Lodge #77, Seneca Chapter #42, Clinton Council #47, DeMolay Commandery #9, Valley of Toledo, Seneca County Scottish Rite, Association Zenobia Shrine Jeepsters and Legion of Honor. George and Bonnie made many trips with the Shrine Legion of Honor to Washington D.C. through the years. George will be missed by many.
Graveside services for George will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Woodlawn cemetery in Bloomville. The Lindsey-Shook Funeral Home in Bloomville is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.