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Jackson C. "Jack" Folland

August 7, 1933 ~ February 17, 2019 (age 85)

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Jackson C. "Jack" Folland, 85, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance. 
He was born on August 7, 1933 to Christopher and Imoe (Floyd) Folland in Dearborn, Michigan. He attended school at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI, graduated from Central High School in Lima, OH, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Miami University. On April 9, 1960 he married Roberta (Orr) Folland, who resides in Defiance.

Jack was a past member of Simpson United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, IN, and volunteered as treasurer, finance chairman, Sunday School teacher, and ad council member. He was an active member at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Defiance, where he volunteered as treasurer, finance chairman, and was in the ad council and choir. Jack worked for Marathon Oil Company as a sales associate from 1955 to 1966, and as a Credit Manager at Peter Eckrich and Sons, Inc. in Ft. Wayne, IN  from 1967 to 1986, at Dinner Bell Foods in Defiance from 1986 to 1990, and at Style Solutions, Inc. in Archbold from 1992 until his retirement in 2002. Jack will be sadly missed by his family, and many good friends.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of  58 years, Roberta Folland of Defiance, sons, Chris (Jill) Folland of Clear Lake, IN, and Jim (Pam) Folland of Churubusco, IN,   daughter, Katherine Folland of Defiance, his four grandchildren; Zachary Folland of Clear Lake, IN, Emily (Patrick) Doss of Indianapolis, IN, Kaileigh Folland and Julia Folland, both of West Lafayette, IN, his sister, Louise McCune of Butler, PA, and brothers, Robert Folland of Avon, OH, and William (Linda) Folland of Grand Haven, MI. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Melva and Helen Folland.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church 400 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, Ohio 43512; and for one hour prior to services on Saturday.  A Memorial Service will be held at the church on Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00 am, with Rev. John Schlicher officiating. Enurnment will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 23rd at Greenlawn Memorial Park 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804.

Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's UMC Food Pantry, or The American Lung Association. Online condolences can be given at

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