MIDDLE POINT, Ohio — John E. Stemen, 73, of Middle Point, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Van Wert Health Emergency Room. He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Van Wert, to the late Everett “Nick” and Nina (McClure) Stemen.

He was a United States Army veteran who served during Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He retired as a staff sergeant.

He married Sue Kayser on Nov. 8, 1968. She survives in Middle Point.

Other survivors include:

Daughter — Nicole "Nicki” (Jeffrey Knapke) Stemen of Celina

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Stemen.

Military honors will be rendered at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.