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LIMA — John Frederick Wilt, 61, died at 12:02 a.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 18, 1951, in Lima, the son of the late James Wilt and Nancy Gedge Wilt who passed away Oct. 7, 2012.

John was a lifelong resident of Lima. He was an avid sports fan and number one fan of the Lima Senior Spartans and the Lima Locos. John greatly enjoyed getting hats and programs from any and all sports teams. He had many friends who sent them to him from all over the country. John never met a stranger and had an uncanny knack for remembering names. John worked at Marimor Industries for more than 40 years and was named Man of the Year in 2012. He has resided at Dalton House since 1999. He was an honorary member of the Kiwanis Club of Lima and looked forward to attending the meetings and luncheons. The Kiwanians recently made John a lifetime member. John was known and loved by many and his smile and good nature will be missed by all.

Surviving are two brothers, Dave (Ruth) Wilt, of Columbus, and Steve (Sandy) Wilt, of Naperville, Ill.; He was delighted in being and uncle to Jason (Karen) Wilt, Adam (Lisa) Wilt, and Josh and Derek Wilt. He was inspired to create works of art at Art Ability by his great-nephews, Henry and Oliver Wilt; and his great-niece Sadie Wilt.

He is preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4:00 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.

A combined funeral service will be held for him and his mother at 11 a.m. Friday at Market Street Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dottie Kaiser will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 959 W. North St., Lima, OH 45805; or Art Ability, c/o Marimor Industries, 2450 Ada Road, Lima, OH 45801.

Online condolences may be made to the family at chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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