John Thomas Iliff


John Thomas Iliff, age 54, passed away at his home in Holgate on Friday, April 14, 2017. He was born on August 22, 1962 to Victor and Elizabeth (Gagle) Iliff. John married Gayle (Sweet) Iliff on June 29, 1999. He began working for Campbells Soup Company in 1981 where he was a machine operator. John was Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 169 in Holgate. He enjoyed camping, and was an avid fan of Holgate High School sports. John was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wauseon. He was generous with his time and always strived to help and serve others. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic, and was a person of great integrity. John is survived by his wife of 17 years, Gayle (Sweet) Iliff; sons, Jason and Benjamin Iliff; mother, Elizabeth (Gagle) Iliff; grandchildren, Jerrica, Jenna, Justin Jr., and Jensen Iliff; and siblings, Walter Iliff, Kenneth Iliff, Linda Reynolds, and Carolyn Pratt. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Iliff; son, Justin Iliff; and sister-in-law, Becky Iliff. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, South Shoop Avenue, in Wauseon. Funeral Services will follow at Noon with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorial contributions are suggested to Friends of Scouting, The Holgate Lions Club, or to the family.


Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, South Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, Ohio

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Noon

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, South Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, Ohio

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keith, michelle,paige and cole snyder

Thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time. Find peace in all the memories.

 Posted April 21, 2017 - 9:20am
Gayle Iliff

Thank you for your kind words. Gayle

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:31am
Barbara Hamm

My heart go out to you John was so kind. I've known him sent he was little he will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 7:59pm
Gayle Iliff

Thank you, Barbara. We are grateful for your kindness

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:34am
Jana Pierce

This is so heartbreaking and we send our condolences from the Gray family in Georgia. All our love and prayers go out to Gayle, Ben, and to all the extended families - and to all of those that were fortunate to know John.

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 11:16am
Gayle Iliff

Love and gratitude to all of you, Jana!

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:35am
Dave Morris

I am so sorry for your loss. You, Benjamin and the rest of the family will be in my prayers.

 Posted April 20, 2017 - 8:27am
Gayle Iliff

Thanks, Dave. Glad you and John got to see each other at the Schaeffer reception.

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:39am
Teresa and Josh Wright

Our deepest sympathy, John was such a good person, quiet but would help a person when needed, very nice person to work with and be around. He will be missed by many.

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 7:56pm
Gayle Iliff

I appreciate your kind words. Gayle

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:39am
Alice Zachrich

Gayle and Ben and have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you in my prayers.

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 8:48am
Gayle Iliff

Thank you, Alice. Miss you. Gayle

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:40am
Kathleen Sworden

Gayle, Benjamin, Justin, Elizabeth, Linda, Carolyn, and family - So very sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful person, and we were lucky to have him at the soup factory. .He will be missed by many; I will miss his calm smile whenever, wherever, our paths crossed.

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 4:51am
Gayle Iliff

Thanks so much, Kathleen. John loved working at Campbells and would often come home and let me know he had seen you. Gayle

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:42am
Ann Marckel

I was so sad to hear about John. We will miss seeing him at the library. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 Posted April 18, 2017 - 9:18pm
Gayle Iliff

Thanks, Ann. John was always grateful for the help that you gave him when he couldn't figure out the computers! Gayle

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:43am
susie and sherry brogan

Sorry for your loss of a great guy

 Posted April 18, 2017 - 3:44pm
Gayle Iliff

Thank you

 Posted May 6, 2017 - 8:44am

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