1946 - 2017. PERRYSVILLE: Jon Krieger was a man of many passions. He held a deep reverence for God's creation, appreciated the acceleration of a fine sports car, enjoyed the precision of a quality firearm, was a patriot's patriot, and above all embraced an unshakeable faith in the Lord Jesus Christ -- for in Him was Jon's hope and salvation.
Jon passed into the Lord's presence Friday morning March 17, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, in his rural Perrysville home. He was 70.
Born November 13, 1946, in Wadsworth, Jon was graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1964 and attended University of Toledo.
He worked as an architect draftsman, window salesman, and, for many years, with Ares, Inc. on weapon development and research on the M-16. At Ares his work as a high speed photographer helped develop experimental weapons. When describing his career choices, with a smile Jon said "we blew things up," and he "...did it til isn't fun anymore and then move on!" He retired from Adena Corp.
Past president of the Mansfield Noon Optimist Club, he was a member of Mansfield BIA, and served as past president of the Jaguar of Ohio Club.
Remembered for his sense of humor, wit, and beautiful -- if sometimes mischievous -- smile, Jon was a member of Berean Baptist Church. He was the "Official Picnic Holder" for the Men's Sunday school class of the church. He and his wife, Nancy, were blessed with the gift of hospitality and enjoyed hosting gatherings at their home: So blessed by the Lord, they wished to share their blessings and their home with others.
Jon's lasting legacy will be his persistent testimony of the saving Grace of his Lord Jesus.
He is survived by his wife Nancy (Sowers) Krieger, whom he married December 21, 1985; a brother Tim (Sherry) Krieger of Wadsworth; a sister Laura Krieger of Phoenix, AZ; an aunt Linda Ott of Prescott, AZ; mother-in-law Merridelle (DePue) Sowers of Willard; brothers-in-law William "Bill" (Daryl) Sowers of Wooster, David (Gail) Sowers and Martin Sowers all of Willard; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; along with brothers- and sisters-in-Christ.
He was preceded in death by his mother Rebecca Jane (Oplinger) Krieger, and father-in-law Dr. Harry Sowers.
His family will receive friends Monday, March 20, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Jon Krieger, will be held Tuesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. in Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, with Pastors Russ Enzor and Jim Berry officiating. Awaiting the resurrection, burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio or to Les Feldick Ministries may be made at the funeral home.
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