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Saturday August 14th, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am

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Saturday August 14th, 2021

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John Lee VanHook

John Lee VanHook, age 79, of New Paris, OH passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at home. He was born December 3, 1941 in Dayton, OH to the late John and Bonnie VanHook. He built a life with his wife Beverly (Fouts) VanHook for 21 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters. He is survived by his wife Beverly (Fouts) VanHook of New Paris, OH; sons Matthew R. (Sherry) Klontz and Timothy W. (Susan) Klontz; Eight grandchildren Tony, Jennifer, Nicolas, Elizabeth, Cody, Daniel, Jillian, Michael; Ten great grandchildren and two brothers-in-law. His special poodle “Emme” will miss him dearly. He is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and especially his large church family. John was a proud U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. He loved building and was instrumental in helping build his church. He enjoyed working with his hands, gardening and riding his Harley with his wife. He belonged to a camping club and enjoyed meeting new friends on their adventures. He loved his family most of all and that included his family at church. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 10:30 am until time of funeral service at 11:30 am at the Eldorado Baptist Church in Eldorado, OH with Pastor Scott Moler officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery Eaton, OH. Girton Schimdt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Eldorado Baptist Church flooring fund 118 North Main Street, Eldorado, Ohio 45321. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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VanHook and Klontz family, We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, your Station 15 Family!

Winterville Fire-Rescue-EMS Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. John meant so much to his church family, we will miss him deeply. Praying for God's comfort for you all.

Love, your church family at Eldorado Baptist Church Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May the Lord's peace comfort you during this difficult time.

Ron Coursey, and Lisa & Greg Szwec Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy, David, Angie, Hayley and Wyatt Moore

Tribute Store Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

Love and prayers to the family. So very sorry to hear of John's passing. He lived close by , and we attended the same church. He so generously built a garage for our church, and assisted us various times at our home. Bev, my heart and prayers are with you. May God comfort you through this difficult time. Shirley Clark

Shirley Clark Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

Rest well, Papaw....we will all see you again someday. I love you.

Sherry Klontz Aug 11 2021 12:00 AM

You worked hard for everyone all of your life and God said it was time for you to rest. We will miss you so much.

Matthew Klontz Aug 11 2021 12:00 AM


Barbara Suggs Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for his family

Fern Gibbs Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM

Linda Pegg Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM