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Dennis Leroy Root

Posted By Scott Hanes On December 28, 2018 @ 6:17 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

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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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#1 Condolence By Kristen wise On December 29, 2018 @ 1:53 am

Prayers to the family.

#2 Condolence By Kathy and John Brice On December 29, 2018 @ 2:18 am

Prayers for his brother Tim and his whole family.

#3 Condolence By Cindy Notestine On December 29, 2018 @ 5:18 am

I am so sorry to hear this.My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Root family.

#4 Condolence By Tammy Steinle On December 29, 2018 @ 9:15 am

Jo Ann and family. So very sorry for your loss. Denny was a good guy and will be missed.

#5 Condolence By Rynda Stover On December 29, 2018 @ 11:07 am

So very sorry to hear. My condolences to the Root family.

#6 Condolence By Dana Dorsey On December 29, 2018 @ 11:49 am

Will miss his smile along with his friendship. Sympathy to the family. Sad because I can’t
be there in person….

#7 Condolence By Jeanette Gleba On December 29, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

My deepest sympathy!

#8 Condolence By Associated Buyers Inc On December 29, 2018 @ 1:58 pm

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

#9 Condolence By Bob Oman On December 29, 2018 @ 2:11 pm

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.

#10 Condolence By Lesa M Wright On December 29, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

My deepest sympathy to Jo Ann, Kim, Scott and their families.
May Denny Rest In Peace!

#11 Condolence By Roger and Nancy Slagle On December 29, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

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.

#12 Condolence By Jim & Cheryl Clark On December 30, 2018 @ 3:07 am

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

#13 Condolence By Tom and Chris Munson On December 31, 2018 @ 3:10 am

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.

#14 Condolence By Sharon Benedict On January 2, 2019 @ 3:35 am

Jo, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you, your children and grands. Sharon and Jim.


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