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John W. Kuss Sr.

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Service: 2:00pm Thu. October 28th, 2021
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

Kuss, Sr., John W., 79 of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021. He was born in Springfield on December 10, 1941 the son of George and Verna (Vanscyoc) Kuss. He retired from International Harvester after many years of service. Survivors include his wife, Beverly A. (Loveless); son, John W. (Kristine) Kuss, Jr.; step-daughter, Missy (Mike) Nester; five grandchildren, Ryan Nester, Seth Deaton, Alex Nester, Alyssa and Ashton Kuss; sister, Squeak Kidd and brother, George Kuss. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carrie Lynn Kuss. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be held in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity.

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So sorry to ear about John. May God Bless your family at this sad time. Mike and Sandy Mason

- Mike Mason, Thursday October 28th, 2021

I met John, Sr. when his son, John, Jr. began playing in our Springfield Babe Ruth League. Although, John, Jr. did not play on my league team, he was one of a special group of players who was on the roster for 13 year old all stars in 1985 and I am proud to say we won the Ohio State Babe Ruth Tournament and advanced to the regional tournament in Wisconsin. John, Sr. was at each and every game we played to support both his son and the team. He was a most involved parent and I soon discovered that he was a pretty smart individual. While he loved kidding and having fun, he was indeed the perfect father in my eyes as the team manager. John, Jr. was a good baseball player and a smart young man. Although he had a great personality and was a lot of fun as a leader on our team, he always brought determination with him for practices and games. In short, he was focused on having fun around the game and that philosophy served us very well in our attitude for games. John, Sr. was very well liked by our kids and our parents and it was indeed great to have him in attendance every time we played! Dennis Carter, a WIZE disc jockey, interviewed John, Jr. prior to us leaving for Wisconsin. I was not aware that it had been arranged, however, I just happened to be listening that morning. Dennis asked John, Jr. how he liked playing for me. John, Jr. responded that I had great discipline and taught fundamentals. That response was fantastic! John Sr. was a tremendous parent who obviously influenced his son very much during his teenage years and John, Jr. certainly welcomed his involvement and absorbed many desirable traits. Thank you, John, Sr. for being a fantastic parent and because you were one of the most genuine men I ever met. Now, you shall be with your daughter once again. Hold your head high, sir, because the life you lived during your earthly journey was recognized as exemplary by anyone who truly knew you!

- Larry E. Spicer, Thursday October 28th, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Matt & Joni Sticklen

- Matt Sticklen, Monday October 25th, 2021

Uncle John, We love you and you will be in our hearts forever. I wish that you were still here on earth with us. I love you eternally and we will see each other again. Heaven has a new angel-my Uncle John. Love Sandy :)

- Sandy Kuss-Moore, Monday October 25th, 2021

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