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Thomas A. Moninger

July 6, 1951 ~ February 11, 2021 (age 69)


Thomas Alan Moninger, age 69 of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, surrounded by his family.  
He was born on July 6, 1951 to Ted and Imelda (Kehnast) Moninger in Defiance, Ohio. Tom was a 1969 graduate of Tinora High School. On June 4, 1982 he married Diane (Kuhn) Moninger, who survives. Tom proudly served our country in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Tom was an active member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, and the Holy Name Society. He was also a member of AmVets #1991. He worked for over 48 years at Johns Manville until his retirement in 2017. Tom loved being outdoors, mowing, and farming with his friend Leo Shininger. He enjoyed tinkering on things, but mostly spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife Diane Moninger of Defiance, his daughters, Andrea (Shawn) Goliver and Melissa Moninger, and his sons, Tyke (Carrie) Moninger and Derrick Moninger, all of Defiance. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Brianna, Avery and Baylee Moninger, and Mason Moninger, and his siblings; Ken (Deb) Moninger, David (Sue)  Moninger, and Mary (the late Lennie) Relue, all of Defiance, and Mark (Sharon) Moninger of Hicksville, OH. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Due to the pandemic, all services for Tom will be private. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements. 
Memorials are suggested to St. Isidore Catholic Church, 05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512,  for Masses, or to the Church Maintenance Fund. Online condolences can be given at

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