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Christopher Alan Root

Christopher Alan Root, age 26, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away with his family at his side, Tuesday afternoon, June 27, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital Emergency Room. Christopher was born May 2, 1991 in Sylvania, Ohio to his loving and devoted parents, William and Gina (Sharp) Root. At the age of 12, Christopher was diagnosed with Lupus. He fought many uphill battles with complications due to his illness. He graduated from Swanton High School, where he played percussions in the Swanton Bulldog Band.

Christopher was a very determined individual who lived life to the fullest. Christopher worked at Marco's Pizza in Swanton managed by his brother, Justin. When he wasn't working, he loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, gaming with his friends, spending time with his dog, Harley or simply sitting around the fire with family and friends.

Christopher will be truly missed by his parents, Bill and Gina; brothers, Justin (Amber) Root, Matthew Root, 5 nieces and nephews; maternal grandmother, Judith Sharp; paternal grandfather, Neil (Cindy) Root; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Christopher was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard Sharp and paternal grandmother, Sandy Brunning.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). Services celebrating Christopher's life will be held Saturday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating.

Make-A-Wish granted he and his family a cruise. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1745 Indian Wood Circle, Ste 130, Maumee, OH 43537, so other children may be granted the same opportunity Christopher had.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, June 30th from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Saturday, July 1st at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home

Interment: Private

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I remember Christopher in third grade, especially his smile. So sad to read he left so young. My deepest sympathy.

Mrs. Smith Jul 2 2017 12:00 AM

I have nothing but fond memories of Chris and the time that I spent with him in the band. Although my heart is heavy I smile as I think of the face he always made when he was concentrating so hard to get his part correct (which was always very important to him) or the talks we had before and after class where he always seemed to make laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Pam Kazmierczak Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Gina my condolences to you and your husband, i am saddened my your loss of Christopher, I remember him as a young boy, when he would come on to see Dr McKenzie, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Dolores Perez Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Gina, Bill, Justin and Matt, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. Our hearts are aching for you all. We know that pain and are so sad that you are experiencing it also. Matt is and always will be our son in law, which makes you part of our family as well. If you need anything, I know you hear that a lot, but we are sincere, please let us know. You will be in out continued prayers. Chris fought hard during his short life and was a super uncle to our little girls and his boys as well. Nothing prepares you for the loss but know he is with Our Lord and you will be with him again some day. God Bless you and Love to you all. Tracy and Laura Gomoll

Laura Gomoll Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest and sincere condolences to all of you, Bill, Gina, Justin and Matt. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Please find some comfort in your memories of Chris. If our loved ones are worth remembering, the memories we have of them are worth sharing. May God bless your family and look over you during this time.

Tonya Miller Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

Gina and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Just know I'm here for you. Love you

Lorrie Walter Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

Root family my deepest condolences to you for the loss of Chris. My heart and prayers are with all of you. Gina and Bill if you need anything please let me know i am here for you.

Amber Bachelder Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the entire Root family. Our prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Our deepest sympathies.

Julie Harris & Mike Lambert Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM