John Arthur Dull, 85, of Rockford passed away Sunday, March 5, 2023 at The Gardens at Celina. He was born on January 30, 1938, in Rockford, son to the late Wayne and Dorothy (Rutledge) Dull. On October 02, 1958, he married the former Elaine Maurer, who survives. Together, they shared 64 wonderful years of memories.
John was a graduate of Rockford High School. John served in the United States Navy on the USS Hornet as an Electrician Mate Second Class. After being discharged from the Navy, he worked as an electrician for Chrysler. He retired from the Chrysler plant in Dayton. John was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church - Hopewell Township in Celina.
John volunteered for approximately eight years at The Center for Neurological Development at Burkettsville, Ohio. He enjoyed going for long walks, as well as working in his garden and yard. He loved watching and feeding birds. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family as well as his church family.
Surviving are two sons, Eric (Nila) Dull of Venedocia, and Kirk (Samantha) Dull of Celina; one daughter, Rene Balyeat of Rockford; ten grandchildren, Jonathan (Emily), Chelsea (Dwight), Evan (Erica), Kirk (Lindsey), Ryan, Andrea, Brian, Amanda, Sarah (Jeremiah), and Emily; and thirteen great grandchildren, Masey, Jayleigh, Camdyn, Larayiah, Ryleigh, Kylie, Miley, Kole, Carter, Addison, Avery, Hayden, and Kaily.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jan, Clyde, and Larry Dull; and one step-sister, Charlene Thees.
Services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, March 10, 2023, at St. John's Lutheran Church - Hopewell Township, 9009 OH - 118, Celina with Pastor Adam Poe officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 3750 US-33 Rockford, OH 45882.
Family and friends will be received from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First St., Rockford, OH 45882, and from 9:30 until 10:30 Friday, March 10, 2023, at the church prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John`s memory may be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church - Hopewell Township, 9009 OH-118, Celina, OH 45822, or to the Center for Neurological Development, P. O. Box 117, Burkettsville, OH 45310.
To share in John‘s online memorial, please visit www.ketchamripley.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.
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