Daniel J. Piper
Daniel J. Piper

CELINA, Ohio — Daniel J. Piper, 75, of Celina, passed away at 11:48 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

He was born on July 10, 1938, in Pittston, Pennsylvania, to Hubert and Mary (Jordan) Piper.

On July 8, 1961, he married Sue Raudenbush, who lives in Celina.

Also surviving are his father: Hubert Piper of Polson, Montana; son and daughter-in-law: Shawn and Christine Piper of Westerville; daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Ronald Kuhn of Celina; six grandchildren: Nicholas Piper, Alex Adams, Natalie and Joe Piper-Mustard, Madison Kuhn, Jenna Kuhn, Grant Piper; three great-grandchildren: Piper Adelle Mustard, Jaxson Mustard, Zayden Kuhn; sisters: Madeline Piper of Boston, Helen Miller of Huntsville, Alabama, Mary Rasberry of Polson, Montana; sister-in-law: Phyllis Nash of Celina, and several nieces and nephews.

Daniel was preceded in death by his mother: Mary (Jordan) Piper, and sister and brothers-in-law: Elizabeth and Chester Fetters, Stan Miller, John Rasberry and William Nash.

Dan graduated from Celina High School with the Class of 1956 and graduated from Barber College in Chicago. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a communications technician Third Class in Japan for three years. Dan was formerly employed at International Harvester in Ft. Wayne and owned a barber shop in Convoy, Ohio. He retired from the State of Ohio Department of Correctional Institution in Lima. He was the chief union steward for the Ohio State Department of Corrections and an avid member of the Crestview Booster Club. He sponsored the Convoy Browns girls softball team while in Convoy for several years. His passion was woodworking.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Gramza officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour before services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Builders.

Online condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.