John Jay Kreischer

Born: Sat., Mar. 19, 1927
Died: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

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John Jay Kreischer, Sr., age 90 , of Montpelier passed away early Sunday morning at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice in Defiance, Ohio.  He was born March 19, 1927 in Auburn, Indiana to Carroll J. and Lenna M. (Zolman) Kreischer. John graduated from Montpelier High School in 1947 and  served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He married Frances L. (Smith) March 26, 1949 in Williams County and she preceded him in death on August 17, 2015. John was a construction worker for Weaver and Miller Brothers and at one time during the 1950’s, he was a police officer for the Montpelier Police Department.  John was a member of the Montpelier Eagles, the Pioneer American Legion and the Bryan V.F.W.

Survivors of Mr. Kreischer include his three sons: Carroll (Patty) Kreischer of Montpelier, Gary Kreischer of Butler, Indiana and John Kreischer, Jr. of Montpelier; two daughters: Darlene Haynes of Montpelier, and Patti (Mickey) Oyer of Pioneer; one sister:  Barb (Jack) Daft of Montpelier; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Frances, one grandson: Andrew Kreischer , two great grandsons: Casey Kreischer and Tyler Lewis; one great granddaughter: McKenna Kreischer and one daughter-in-law: Linda Kreischer; one sister Mary Baker and two brothers: Lefty  and Robert Kreischer.

Funeral services for John will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier with Reverend Timm Oyer to officiate.  Visitation will be held after 11:00 A.M. until the time of service on Wednesday.  Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with graveside military rites conducted by the Montpelier Veterans.  Preferred memorials are to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  

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Marilyn Dunseth Moor
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
To the Kreischer families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. There's going to be a heck of a good time up there in Heaven with all those buddies of John's. I am sure the stories are many and the spirits are just having a ball.
R.I.P. John Kreischer.

maurice dunseth
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
a good ol man

Karen Long DeWitt
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
John and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Larry Oyer
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
To the Kreischer Family, Was saddened to hear the loss of your loved one. He was a very good guy. I new him alot of years. he will besadly missed by all. Take care and God bless you all and stay safe always.

Lori Harrington
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
awww he and my dad Barney Harrington hung out a lot! and he gave me good advice as well! This man will be honored by many I am certain! I wuv him and I know everyone around will miss his being! If anyone would like to communicate with someone that has passed over GET at Me!

Janell davis
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
God speed my old friend .John and I shared the same birthday.condolences to the family janell

   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
So sorry ur all loss. John was a very sweet n kind person.

Dave & Linda (Faber) Reitzel
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
So sorry for your loss. May God be with your family at this time and always

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