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George E. Wells

June 28, 1931 ~ August 22, 2021 (age 90)

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George  E. Wells, age 90 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. 

He was born on June 28, 1931 to the late Joe D. and Lillie Mae (Webb) Wells in Odds, Kentucky. George proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from December, 1952 to October, 1954 in Company B, 64th Tank Battalion. On March 1, 1958 he married Barbara N. (Brickey) Wells, who survives.

George worked at Johns Manville for over 33 years until his retirement. He was a member of  VFW #3360. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing golf. He was an avid fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. He treasured his time spent with his family.
George will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara Wells of Defiance, and his children; George D. (Deb) Wells of Defiance, Joe (Joyce) Wells of Sherwood, OH, and Janet (Jeff) Stork of Kendallville, IN. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Kristen Dunlap of Kendallville, IN, Staci Riley of Ft. Wayne, IN, Sarah Wells of Warsaw, IN, and Emily Wells of Sherwood, OH, four great-grandsons, and his sister, Geraldine Cassidy of Lexington, KY.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Junior, Denver, Herbert, Charles, Abner, and Raymond Wells, and his sister, Josephine Cassidy.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance.  Due to CDC guidelines, if you are not fully vaccinated, a mask is required to enter the funeral home, and our lounge area will remain closed. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 pm at Myers Cemetery, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating. Graveside military honors will be accorded by VFW #3360. 
Memorials are suggested to the National Wild Turkey Foundation, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

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August 26, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc.
529 Jefferson Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512

Graveside Service
August 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Myers Cemetery
St. Rt. 15
Defiance, OH 43512

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