John R. Hall, 87, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
He was born on May 31, 1926, to Clayton and Florence M. (Morris) Hall in Defiance. On June 21, 1958, he married Ellen "Rosie" (Schall) Hall and she survives.
John graduated from Defiance High School in 1944. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. John worked at the Defiance Post Office as a letter carrier, retiring in 1989. After retiring from the post office, he then went to work for Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home, currently Schaffer Funeral Home. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, NARFE 1862, AARP, Postal Union 470 and VFW Post 3360.
John is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Rosie; daughter, Beth (John) Curtzwiler of Defiance; sons, Todd (Deb) Hall of Defiance, Mark (Dawn) Hall of Defiance; grandchildren, Staci (Brian) Menzie of Indianapolis, Ind., Sarah (Mike) Overmier of Archbold, Kyle Nester of Defiance, Kathryn Hall of Defiance, Kirstie (Shaun) Mack of Defiance, Dalton Hall of Defiance; and great-grandchildren, Kyan Ankney and Kane Overmier.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Jean Rehs; three brothers, Robert and Mahlon Hall, and one brother in infancy.
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 16, 2013, at the funeral home, with Rev. Michael Donnally officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens. Military graveside rites will be accorded by VFW Post 3360.
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center or to R and R of the Defiance Senior Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.