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John J. LaFountain

August 14, 1965 — January 6, 2020

John J. LaFountain, age 54, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away, suddenly, Monday morning, January 6, 2020.  He was born August 14, 1965 in Toledo, Ohio to James and Patricia (Tekesky) LaFountain.  John was a 1983 graduate of Swanton High School and attended Penta Vocational School, where he went through the Diesel Agricultural Mechanics program.  John was a truck driver for Ironville Rail and previously Exseed for many years. He also worked in the concrete and landscape businesses. John cherished his memories of his first job as a newspaper delivery boy in Swanton, when he was 10 years old. All of his life he was a hard worker, always providing for his loved ones.

John enjoyed many hobbies including snowmobiling, riding motorcycles, classic cars, sports cars, and was a fan of Ford vehicles, particularly their black pickup trucks. John liked watching television every night with his dog, Molly. Their favorite programs were Jeopardy, The Wheel of Fortune, Fixer Upper, wrestling, NASCAR, and multiple sports teams like The Detroit Tigers, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and more.

He is survived by his brother, Mike LaFountain, daughters, Allison (Patrick) Smith, Courtney (Christopher) Buehrer and Emily LaFountain (Adam Barr); grandchildren, Preston, Zaya, Avery, Eston, Mason, Porter, and Delilah; aunts and uncles, Susan (Gary) Jewell, Alice (Ken) Siefker, Mary Ellen (Don) Metzger and Edward (Lois) LaFountain; as well as many cousins. He also leaves behind his ex-wife and friend, Sue LaFountain, as well as in-laws, Carole and David Reinhardt.

John was preceded in death by his parents, James and Patricia, son-in-law, Naylen Fonseca, and close friend, Aaron Huffman.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 10th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Assumption.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Swanton Church of the Nazarene

315 W Airport Hwy, Swanton, OH 43558

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton

204 Chestnut St, Swanton, OH 43558

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