John Thomas AUBLE

March 21, 1925December 16, 2017

John T. Auble, 92, of Bucyrus, Ohio, formerly of Sandusky, Ohio, passed away December 16, 2017 at Heartland of Bucyrus. John was born March 21, 1925, in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Frank and Gladys (King) Auble. He graduated from Bolles Military School (Jacksonville, Florida) in 1943. After graduation he enlisted in the Marines. John served during WWII and saw action in Iwo Jima where he was wounded twice and received two purple hearts. He was very proud of his service in the Marines and the men with whom he served. He participated in many veteran events. He was active in the Military Order of the Purple Heart. John attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio after his discharge from the Marines. He graduated in 1949 with a bachelor of arts in business. John’s work career started in sales for Sandusky Foundry. In 1959 he was appointed as Erie County Clerk of Courts and ran unopposed until 1970. John then took the job of Personnel Director for Providence Hospital until 1972. He became Personnel Director at Van Dresser in Norwalk until 1981. John finished his career as Personnel Director of Erie County, retiring in 1985. John and his wife Ellen moved to Homosassa, Florida after John’s retirement. John was active for years in many organizations and social clubs including The Republican Party of Citrus County. He was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Sandusky, Ohio and St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Homosassa, Florida. He liked being with people, and he always had a sense of humor. Perhaps because of his early years growing up on a farm, John enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. John is survived by three sisters; Agnes Johns (Parker County, Colorado), Francis Wechter (New Boston, Michigan), Winifred Kuhlman (Norwalk, Ohio), two daughters; Pam Auble (Mike Engle) of Nashville, Tennessee, Ellen Shifley (Greg) of Bucyrus, Ohio, two sons; Scott Auble (Mary Jo) of Boynton Beach, Florida, Jonathan Auble of Willard, Ohio, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, many nieces and nephews; and his cat Koko. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ellen C. (Jeglenski) Auble, and his granddaughter, Kristin Auble. The Staff of the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 295 W. Tiffin Street, Attica, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at A private memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd, Norwalk, Ohio. Pastor David Comstock will officiate. Interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of John Auble to the following: Purple Heart Service Foundation, P.O. Box 49, Annandale, VA 22003, Attention: Tina; Crawford County Council on Aging, 200 S. Spring St. Bucyrus, OH 44820; Heartland of Bucyrus, 1170 W. Mansfield Street, Bucyrus, OH 44820. Other donations can be made to the charity of your choice.


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John Thomas AUBLE

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Bill Connery

December 26, 2017

John was a good friend and a wonderful supporter of Veterans affairs. His name was inscribed in the Veterans Memorial in Crystal River several years ago. Bill Connery

Michael Henry

December 22, 2017

My name is Michael Henry. My father is L. C. Henry. Mr. Auble and my father were very close friends and fellow Marines on Iwo Jima. They were members of the same fire team. Dad was with John both times he was wounded. The first wound would have kept John out of the battle but he insisted on returning to his buddies. The second wound occurred March 16, 1945 when John was trying to help recover Marines who were wounded and killed by a sniper. The sniper wounded John and minutes later wounded my father also. Each heard that the other had died of his wounds. They were reunited later in a hospital. Dad told me it was one of the happiest days of his life. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Auble at my father's home on two occasions many years ago. My father passed away on December 7, 2017 at the age of 91. I believe the two of them are now having another glorious reunion. Semper Fi to two wonderful men and Marines.

December 19, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11