John Stant
John Stant
Sept. 20, 1053-Jan. 8, 2019

DELPHOS — John J. “Hook” Stant, 65, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday surrounded by his loving family at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born Sept. 20, 1953, in Lima to Leroy Robert and Rita Helen (Bendele) Stant, who both preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter, Trisha (Jack) Webb of Evansville, Indiana; two brothers, Daniel (Mart) Stant of Mendon and Richard (Karen) Stant of Landeck; four sisters, Nancy Zachrich of Leipsic, Bonnie (Mike) Luke and Kathi Stant of Wapakoneta and Darlene (Rick) Pohlman of Delphos; three grandchildren, Damion, Kylie and Ryan; and a sister-in-law, Sylvia Stant.

John was also preceded in death by three brothers, William, Thomas and Roger Stant; two sisters, Betty Burwell and Doris Seibert; two brothers-in-law, Pete Burwell and Bob Seibert; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Stant.

John was a farmer and truck driver. More than that, he was a man who spent his life helping others so much that he was known as “Good Guy” because of his many acts of kindness. He was often seen driving his John Deere lawnmower around town as he would mow many people’s lawns that needed mowed. In the winter, he would remove snow so that kids could walk to school easier. He would have given the shirt off his back for anyone in need. He loved gardening and being with his nieces and nephews. He always took them to get candy and pop.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and a 1972 graduate of St. John’s. He was very strong in his faith.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Scott Perry officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with a parish wake to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for medical expenses or to CHP Hospice Center.

John requested that people dress casual.

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