DAYTON — Father John L. Bakle, SM, was born in Hicksville, Ohio, professed first vows in the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1955, perpetual vows in 1961, and ordained in 1967. He entered into eternal rest March 12, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.

He was son of the late George and Marie (Hoff) Bakle. He is survived by his brother Walter; his wife Carol; nephews Thomas, Richard, and James; nieces Christine and Amy; and great nieces and nephews. Special friends included Joanne and Jerry Bower.

Father John received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton and his Master’s and PhD. in education administration form The Ohio State University. Major Army Commission 1971-1983.

Visitation from 3:45-5 p.m. March 19, 2019, at Queen of Apostles Chapel, Mt. St. John, 4435 East Patterson Road, Dayton, Ohio. Mass of Christian burial follows at 5 p.m. Internment immediately follows the Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mt. St. John, Dayton. Memorial donations to the Marianists, 4425 West Pine, St. Louis, MO 63108 or Glickler Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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