Edwin Laverne St. John, 91 of Pioneer passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Parkview Nursing Home in Edgerton, Ohio. He was born on November 28, 1929 in Bryan, Ohio to Samuel and Nellie (Clapper) St. John. On June 23, 1951 he married Clara Tate and she preceded him in death on April 4, 1995. On August 16, 1997 Edwin married Mattie Miller and she survives.
He was a 1947 graduate of Bryan High School and went on to further his education at the Palmer Chiropractic School in Davenport, Iowa from 1970-1974. Edwin owned his own Chiropractic practice in West Unity, Ohio for 42 years until his retirement in 2016.
He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church in West Unity. For many years Edwin was involved in mission work in Haiti through International Fellowship Haven.
He is survived by his wife Mattie; five children, Beverly St. John of Hart, Michigan, Tom and Susie St. John of Alvordton, David and Becky St. John of Pioneer, Carol and Lloyd Lorenz of Peru, Indiana, and Janet and Louis Hunkapiller of Alvordton; three stepchildren, Anna and Gary Miller of Goshen, Indiana, Joe Miller of Shipshewana, Indiana and Jay Miller of Indianapolis, Indiana; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, eight step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren.
Visitation hours for Edwin will be on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 2-8 pm at the Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren Church in West Unity. Services will be on Friday at 10 am at the church with Bart Hoblit to officiate. Interment will follow at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity. Those wishing to do a donation in memory of Edwin can direct them to the International Fellowship Haven.
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