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Friday, November 15, 2013 9:43 PM

March 21, 1924-Nov. 14, 2013

John J. Truax, 89, of rural Spencerville, died 6:15 PM Thursday in the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville, following a brief illness.

He was born March 21, 1924, in Franklin to Glen A. and Jennie S. Kelly Truax, who are deceased.

On May 2, 1948, he married Anna Mae Zimmerman, who survives.

Survivors also include three children, Daniel J. (Mavis) Truax of Camden, Mich., Cindy A. (Michael) Carr of Pioneer and Regina S. (Deane) Mann of Wapakoneta; 10 grandchildren, Christy (John) Potts of Montpelier, Annette (Mike) Potts of Camden, Laura (Shannon) Miller of Camden, Amy (Matt) Gibson of Grand Lake, Colo., Sherilyn (Ken) Wood of Stryker, Kevin and Jeff Carr of Pioneer, Scott Mann of New Bremen, Susan Mann of Wapakoneta and Shawn Mann of St. Marys; 18 great-grandchildren, Robert, Jennifer, Kyle, Elizabeth, Jake, Brianna, Ethan, Trinity, Anthony, Samantha, Jessica, Jordan, Alexis, Austin, Mariah, Hanna, Zoe and Sarah; a great-great-grandson, Teegyn; four siblings, Betty (Robert) Prine of Delphos, Emma (Robert) Beams of Marquette, Mich., Charles (Isabelle) Truax of Van Wert and Shirley Murphy of Findlay; and a brother-in-law; Ken Kautz of Dayton.

He was preceded in death by five siblings, Geraldine (Eugene) Stopher, Pauline (Edward) Speakman, Clara Marie Truax, Rose Walters and Sue Kautz; his brother- and sister-in-law, George and Fern Pratte; and his 14-year-old pup, Velvet.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Bethlehem Church with Pastors Kent Place and Glen Prine officiating. Burial will follow in the Kossuth Cemetery with military rites by the Van Wert Veterans.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Church.

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