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John Joseph Kurivial

John Joseph Kurivial, age 88, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday afternoon, September 9, 2015. He was born March 12, 1927 in Napoleon, Ohio to John and Anna (Jurasek) Kurivial. After graduation, John was drafted in the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. On November 12, 1955, he married his beloved wife, Doris Ann Vavrik.

John worked as a mechanical draftsman for Houghton Elevator in Toledo. He later was hired by Four County Vocational School, where he taught drafting and land surveying for 10 years. During that same time, he taught evening classes at Northwest State and Owens Community Colleges. After retirement from teaching, he opened his own drafting firm on Main Street in Swanton, hiring former students from Four County, to work under him on several design/build projects for major construction firms in the Northwest Ohio area. During his entire working career, he also was an Allstate insurance agent working out of his home.

John was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish in Swanton. He enjoyed helping his son, John, farm the family homestead in Swanton.

John will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris Ann; children, Leslie (Tom) Young, Ann (Donald) Smith, John C. (Susan) Kurivial, Mary (Jamal) Fakih and Steven (Tryphena) Kurivial; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Emilie Karafit.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna, and sister, Anna Samuhel.

The family will receive guests Saturday, September 12th from 12:00 (Noon) to 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Deacon Jerry Ziemkiewicz officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Saturday, September 12th from 12 (Noon) to 2 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 12th at 2:00 pm in the Funeral Home

Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption

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To Doris & family. Condolences from old high school friends from Rossford. I never knew your husband but it sounds like he was an outstanding guy, and you will miss him terribly. Those of us who have been married 60+ years have certainly been blessed. May God be with you. Kate & Bob (Earl) Smithers

Kathleen Durivage Smithers Sep 12 2015 12:00 AM

Sharon and I are so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Loosing a parent is one of the hardest things, I think the kids ever go through, in life. Let us know, if there is anything you need. Karen Coon McConnell and Sharon Coon

Karen Coon McConnell and Sharon Coon Sep 12 2015 12:00 AM

Les and Tom, please accept our condolences. God be with him, and Peace to all.

Larry & Joyce Chamberlin Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM

The Kurivial Family-were our Grand Neighbors, to the North of us and I knew them all as Great and Glorious , friends, schoolmates, and Christian's. I recall the party phone line we had and the Hungarian dialect of their Grandmother. Rest In Heavenly Peace John....

Mike E. Coon Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM

Aunt Doris and family Sorry for the loss of Uncle John . Wish I could be there in this sad time, but unfortunately I have to work. Love Edwin

Edwin Kleinfelter Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM