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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:17 PM


Nov. 26, 1940

April 1, 2014




LIMA — W. Daniel Askins, 73, of Lima passed away 9:34 p.m. Tuesday evening at St. Rita’s Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1940, in Fort Jennings to Wendell D “Bud” and Margaret Elizabeth (Fisher) Askins and they preceded him in death.

On Aug. 13, 1965, he married Bonnie Jean Lesh and she passed away March 4, 2005.

Mr. Askins is survived by his children, Fredia L. (Donnie) Johnson, Fayna L. (Jeff) Ewing, Forrest L. (Patti) Askins, Andrew A. Askins, Stephanie Stopher, Faith L. Askins, Josh D. Askins of Lima and Farah L. (Tony) Mumma of Gomer. He is also survived by his grandchildren, D.J., Donnieka, Angel, Brennen, Brant, Breann, Charity, Troy, Paige, Destiny, Samantha, Jaelyn, Dylin, Josh Jr. and Katilyn; his great-grandchildren, Kyran, Kaden, Javel, Viah, Cisco, Ryah, Kaylynn, Colin, Peyton, Ryan, Skylin, Tabolt and a baby that is due in June. He also leaves his siblings, David (Sally) Askins of Texas, Mary (Dick) Alger of Gomer, Becky (Arnold) Osting of Fort Jennings, Bill (Janis) Askins of Fort Jennings, Fred (Tina) Askins of Twinsburg and Steve Askins of Delphos.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Samuel Askins; an infant daughter; a sister, Terry Vitantonio; and a brother, Ronald Askins.

Dan was retired from Crawford & Company as an appraiser, he taught Auto Body at Lima Senior for many years, he farmed and had owned Askins Body Shop. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 370 of Lima, a member of American Legion Post 96, BPOE #54 of Lima and was a member at VFW Post 1275 in Lima and the VFW Post 3035 in Delphos. He was an Army veteran serving in the 1960s. He liked restoring old cars. He dearly loved his family and he will be greatly missed by all.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 12 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Fort Jennings with Father J. Norbert Howe, officiating.

Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.

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