John M. Zsembik, age 85, of Celina, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, early Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
Born in Lakewood, Ohio, on June 27, 1934, he was the son of John M. & Marie (Wofner) Zsembik.
On July 5, 1985, he married Linda Pierstorff Baker, who survives in Celina.
He is survived by three sons: John A. "Jay" Zsembik (Tammy Kirkpatrick) of Findlay, James (Cindy) Zsembik of Archbold, and Joseph (Melissa) Zsembik of Milford, Connecticut, three step-daughters: Kimberly (Chris) Cron of Celina, Lori (Michael) Baker of Wapakoneta, and Beckey (John) Thomas of Twinsburg, Ohio.
Also surviving are 22 grandkids and 26 great grandkids, a sister, Rosanne Hoffman of Akron, brother-in-law, Darwin (Becky) Pierstorff of Decatur, Indiana, and a niece, Mandy (Brent) Arnold, also of Decatur.
Following graduation from Lakewood High School, he enlisted in the Navy. After serving his country, John worked at the Ford Lima Engine Plant, retiring in 1998 after 40 years of service.
He was a member of VFW Post #5713, American Legion Post #210, and Eagles Lodge #1291, all of Celina. John was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. He and his wife Linda loved to go gambling.
John loved his grandkids and great grandkids. He enjoyed spending time with them, attending their sporting events, and being ornery.
Calling Hours will be held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, on Tuesday, March 10, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., with the Funeral Service to begin at 5:00.
Following Services, Military Rites will be performed at the funeral home by Celina VFW Post #5713 and American Legion Post #210.
Burial will be at a later date at Buck Cemetery, near Celina.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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