DUWANE R. ST. JOHNS

Duwane R. St. Johns, age 80, of Northwood, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Toledo Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born October 14, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, to Reginald and Margorie (Heuring) St. Johns. Duwane retired in 2010 from the Textileather Corporation, where he was employed for 45 years. During his employment, he was president of UNITE-HERE 224T Union for 20 years and also president of the board of directors for the credit union.

Duwane was an active member of the Rossford Eagles Aerie 2322, where he served as a past president and officer, as well as a member of VFW Post 2984 and the Maumee Elks. He was an avid fisherman, boater and loved anything that involved being on the lake. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards. He was a devoted Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Boston Celtics fan. A teddy bear at heart, he loved his family and enjoyed life.

He was preceded in death by son, Rick, and brothers, Ronald and David. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Virginia; children, Joy (Roger) Moser, Duwane (Della) St. Johns Jr., Jason (LeAnn) St. Johns, Kristina (Derek) Kieffer and Karri (Ryan) Knoblauch; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends visited the family on Tuesday, July 21, at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Road, Rossford, from 2 to 8 pm. where funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Entombment was private at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The Rossford Eagles conducted services Tuesday at 7 p.m., in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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