John D. Nye

January 22, 1944 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 78)


John D. Nye, 78, of Bettsville, passed away at 9:34 a.m., Monday, June 13, 2022 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay surrounded by his loving family.

John was born January 22, 1944, in Fremont, to John J. and Lucille (Cramer) Nye. He married Mary Ann (Schade) in Michigan on February 27, 1965 and she preceded him in death on February 17, 1993. Also preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Tom Nye.

Survivors include his two sons, Bob (Laressa Grundy) Nye of Fremont and Bill (Kim) Nye of Curtice. He is also survived by sister Marcia Nye of Findlay and his loving companion of 20 years, Sue Hamilton of Bettsville. John had four granddaughters who adored him,  Kendra Nye, Brenna Nye, Regan Nye, Adrienne Nye, and a great-granddaughter, Nina Sharp who also survive.

John was a 1962 graduate of Bettsville High School and was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ Church in Bettsville. John worked as a welder at Century Die Company in Fremont where he retired after 42 years. He still enjoyed regular breakfasts with his former coworkers. John loved the outdoors. He enjoyed biking, taking walks, and spending time in his backyard where he watched the birds at his birdfeeders and took care of the fish in the Koi pond he built in his yard. John enjoyed bowling and was also a racing fan. He spent many summer nights at Fremont Speedway with his friends. John loved to tinker in his woodshop. He built many things with precision and love for his family. After his retirement, John and Sue happily spent many winters at their home in Bradenton, Florida.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the caring staff at Bridge Hospice for the exceptional care given to their father in his final days.

Funeral services for John will be at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Bettsville. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, from 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services on Saturday at Trinity cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ in Bettsville or the American Liver Foundation.

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June 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
301 Union Street
Bettsville, OH 44815

Funeral Service
June 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
301 Union Street
Bettsville, OH 44815

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