Obituary for John Steven Hougendobler

Written by on February 28, 2023

John Steven Hougendobler, 69, of Forest, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 26, 2023. 
John was born January 10, 1954 in Kenton, Oh, to the late Donald and Lois (Jones) Hougendobler. He was a graduate of Kenton Senior High School. On August 25, 1973, John married Margie Engle. John was employed by Anheuser-Busch of Lima, OH, where he spent most of his career before retiring in May of 2020. In his spare time, John enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at Indian Lake with family and friends. He was an unwavering fan of the Cleveland Browns and loved watching his grandchildren Emma and Luke play sports. Above all, John loved spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, dad and pop-pop. 
John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margie; daughter, Missy Hougendobler of Kenton, Jed (Nichole) Hougendobler of Kenton and grandchildren, Emma and Luke Hougendobler. John is also survived by his sisters, Donna (Billy) Miller, Pam (Tom) Newland; special nephew, Greg (Allison) Newland and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was also preceded in death by his sister Linda and his stepmother, Maxine.
A time to remember and celebrate John’s life will be held Friday, March 3, 2023 at Price McElroy Funeral Home, 123 N. Main St., Kenton, Ohio.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at 1:00 P.M.

Memorial donations in John’s honor may be made to the Kenton Athletic Boosters.

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