Henry O. Stinehart Jr, age 89, of Swanton, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, August 18, 2014 at Arbors of Waterville. He was born in Toledo on July 4, 1925 to the late Henry O. Stinehart Sr. and Opal (Wilson) Stinehart.
After graduating from Macomber High School, Henry entered the service. Henry served with the U.S Army during WWII earning the EAME Theater Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. He was part of the Southern Invasion of France and the important crossing of the Moselle River with the 36th Division, 141st Regiment Texas T-Patchers; helping to liberate France. During the campaign in Europe he was wounded and received the Purple Heart and was discharged in 1946. After returning he married Nyla Andrews in Toledo on June 20, 1953 and she survives.
Henry was a member of the Swanton American Legion Post #0479 and the Scotish Clan MacGregor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Dolores Sommers and Patricia Kavanaugh; brother, Donald Stinehart and great grandson, Bryce Schultheis. Along with his wife Nyla of 61 years, Henry is survived by his children, Marsha (Raymond) McKenzie of Swanton, Carole (Reginald) Moll of Swanton, Jeanne Miller of Napoleon and Glen (Sue) Stinehart of Swanton; grandchildren, Shane, Matthew and Leigh McKenzie, Adam Moll, Erica Hintz, Andrew Moll, Lindsay Schultheis, Dustin O’Mary, Jessica Wolford and Rachel Naves and great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the Fulton County Honor Guard, P.O Box 205, Wauseon, Ohio 43567 in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.
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