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Benjamin "Ben" Huner

August 1, 1948 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Benjamin "Ben" Huner Obituary

Benjamin Lee "Ben" Huner, age 75 of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.   
He was born on August 1, 1948 to the late Melvin and Eleanor (Thieroff) Huner in Defiance, Ohio. Ben was a 1966 graduate of Defiance High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1968 to 1970. On September 1, 2004 he married Roxanne Willitzer, who survives. 
Ben was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Defiance Eagles #372 where he worked part-time, and was a life member of VFW #3360 and AmVets #1991. He worked for several years at General Motors until his retirement. Ben was very athletic and played all kinds of sports in high school. He enjoyed fishing, camping, taking care of his property, and loved to golf at Auglaize.  Ben was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Indians. Ben loved spending time with his family and will be incredibly missed by his family and many good friends. 
Ben is survived by his loving wife Roxanne of Defiance, his daughter, Missy (B.J. Shartzer) Huner of Ft. Jennings, OH, stepchildren Joshua (Beth) Dixon and Erin (Cory Boyd) Dixon, all of Defiance, his grandchildren, Clayton (Tiffany) Roehrig of Clarkston, MI and Ellie Mae (Christian Waynick) Roehrig of Temperance, MI, great-grandson Crew Roehrig, six step-grandchildren, his brothers, David (JoAnn) Huner of Washington, DC and Ronald (Amy) Huner of Defiance, two nephews and one great-nephew. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Eleanor Huner, and one nephew.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance with a brief service by AmVets at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Brobston officiating. One hour of additional visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the church. Ben's wishes were to be cremated. An Inurnment service will take place at a later date.  
Memorials are suggested to Ft. Defiance Humane Society, and Veterans organization, St. Paul Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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February 15, 2024

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

February 16, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
671 Clinton Street
Defiance,, OH 43512

Funeral Service
February 16, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
671 Clinton Street
Defiance,, OH 43512


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