Dennis Leroy Root, 69, of Fremont, OH passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 27, 2018. He was born October 14, 1949 in Fremont, the son of Clarence L. and Katherine L. (Oman) Root. He was a 1967 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and received an Associate Degree from Terra Community College.
Denny served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; Marksman Badge (M-14) and Sharpshooter Badge (M-14).
Denny married Jo Ann Nones on August 8, 1970 in North Plainfield, NJ and she survives.
He started working for his father at Rural Serve. He then worked at many car dealerships. Denny worked at Steinle Auto in the service department and sales department for twenty-one years and retired in 2006.
Denny loved cars, golfing and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Denny is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Jo Ann Root, Fremont, OH; children, Kimberly (Craig) Smith, Waterville, OH and Scott Root, Green Springs, OH; siblings, Marianne Myers, Green Springs, OH and Timothy (Pat) Root, Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Isaac, Anthony and Kamryn Smith and Brooklynn Root; several nieces and nephews; his dog, Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 2, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Services will be private for the family.
Burial will take place at Four Mile House Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials can be made to Heartland Hospice or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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Prayers to the family.
Kathy and John Brice
Prayers for his brother Tim and his whole family.
I am so sorry to hear this.My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Root family.
Jo Ann and family. So very sorry for your loss. Denny was a good guy and will be missed.
So very sorry to hear. My condolences to the Root family.
Will miss his smile along with his friendship. Sympathy to the family. Sad because I can’t
be there in person….
My deepest sympathy!
Associated Buyers Inc
To the family of Dennis Root
May loving memories bring comfort to you in this time of sadness.
With Deepest Sympathy
Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families
Edward, Sandra and Donald L. Schultz
To all the Root families. So very sorry to hear that Denny passed. Our prayers go out to all of the family. Bob & Norma Oman.
Lesa M Wright
My deepest sympathy to Jo Ann, Kim, Scott and their families.
May Denny Rest In Peace!
Roger and Nancy Slagle
We are so very sorry for your loss and our prayers go out to JoAnn and the family. We had many years of fun and good times in Fremont. He will be remembered with fondness.
Jim & Cheryl Clark
We just learned today about Dennis’ passing . We will always remember him as a wonderful neighbor and a hard working, devoted salesman. Please accept our deepest sympathy as you enter this most trying time. Jim & Cheryl Clark
Tom and Chris Munson
Jo Ann, Kim and Scott, we are so sad for your loss, Denny was our life-long friend, he will be missed by all. I have many memories of the Root boys growing up in the Four Mile House neighborhood.
Our thoughts are with you, cherish the memories.
Jo, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you, your children and grands. Sharon and Jim.