Cleto Aganon Jr.


Cleto Aganon Jr., 72, Defiance, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital ER.

He was born in Manila, Philippines, on December 27, 1946, the son of the late Cleto and Narcissa (Flores) Aganon. He was a member of Family Christian Center for many years and currently attended Xperience Church in Defiance. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Peggy (Alameida) Aganon on Nov. 26, 1978.

He worked as a cook at area restaurants including AMVETS, the Kettenring Country Club, Bob Evans, Applebee’s, Eppi’s and the Black Lantern. Cleto enjoyed cooking, watching cooking shows, camping, family time and babysitting for his grandkids.

He will be missed by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Melissa Aganon; sons, Anthony (Lori) Aganon, Joshua (Christina) Aganon and Matthew Aganon, all of Defiance; sister, Nancy (Paul) Lakin of Hawaii; and brother, George (Aida) Aganon of Hawaii. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Lani Aganon, Keirra Aganon, Marley Doster, Savannah Doster, Tate Sharp and Ikaika Aganon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service to celebrate Clete’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, at Family Christian Center, 1832 E. Second St., Defiance, Ohio. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at Family Christian Center prior to the services. The Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

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