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John Bienz

September 16, 1951 ~ April 21, 2018 (age 66)

     John Bienz, age 66, a resident of Portland, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his home in Portland. 

     John was born on September 16, 1951, in Celina, Ohio, the son of Robert and Erma (Sprague) Bienz.  He worked for NAAS Foods in Portland and Red Gold in Geneva for over 20 years.  He married Peggy Ellsworth and she passed away in 1993. 

     Survivors include:

     His companion:  Roberta Spare – Portland, Indiana

     1 daughter:  Christa Hofstetter (girlfriend Jennifer Slade) – Geneva, Indiana

     4 step-children:  Deborah Whipple (husband Fred) – Portland, Indiana

                                Mary Gilbert (husband Carl) – Portland, Indiana

                                Robert Williams Spare III – Portland, Indiana

                                Michael Spare – Naples, Florida

     2 sisters:  Deborah Sexton (husband Don) – Bowdon, Georgia

                     Jane Westgerdes (husband Paul) – Ohio City, Ohio

     10 grandchildren

     several nieces and nephews

     He was preceded in death by a sister Kathy Butcher and 2 brothers Jack Bienz and Pete Meckstroth.

     Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Springhill Cemetery in Fort Recovery. 

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