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John L. Sudman, 61

March 12, 2013

John L. Sudman, 61, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:01 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima.

He was born in Celina, on Dec. 16, 1951, to Howard and Martha (Young) Sudman, who preceded him in death.  His father passed away when he was very young, and his mother later married Homer DeArmond, who has also passed.

On July 7, 1979, he married Diana (Saintignon) Sudman, who survives in Wapakoneta.   

Survivors also include two daughters, Terry and Daryl McDonald of Wapakoneta, and Kim (Schamp) Kell of Washington, D.C.; a grandchild, Bailey Kell; three brothers, Robert and Janice Sudman, David and Joanne Sudman and Art DeArmond; and one sister, Ruth and Tim Coil. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Eldon “Tonto” and Bonnie Saintignon of St. Marys, as well as several nieces and nephews.

John graduated from Wapakoneta Senior High in 1970. While employed at Goodyear, he met his wife, Diana, and they have been married for 33 1/2 years.  He worked for Crown Equipment in New Bremen for the past 28 1/2 years.  He enjoyed spending weekends at home around the pond fishing with his family, friends and black lab, Trisha.  He was always known by his neighbors as a caring, friendly and outgoing guy.  John will be greatly missed by everyone.

Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Wapakoneta. 

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to purchase trees in memory of John, or donations may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed at

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