John Emmett Kibler

Born: 10/13/1938 Passed:

John E. Kibler, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away at home on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the age of 81. He was born on October 13, 1938 to the late Mary Kathryn and Dwayne Kibler. John was a graduate of Louisville High School, attended Ohio State and Mount Union and several business programs. He was co-owner of a material handling company and later Northeastern Pools and Spas. John served as past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge #68.

He enjoyed traveling and activities with his family. Anything that could go fast was a part of his life, whether it be airplanes, boats, vehicles or bikes. John enjoyed being active in sports and watching his grandchildren as they participated in the sports they enjoyed. He was very kind, generous and willing to help anyone. He was a teacher, counselor and a wonderful husband, father and friend. John had many interests; he loved nature, flowers and sports. He was active in football, baseball and cars. He strove for excellence in everything he did.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry, Kenneth, Donald and Richard; nephew, Ricky and great grandson, Jack.

He is survived by his wife, Victoria (McGrath); sons, Kevin (Vicki), Kyle (Pam), Brian Breiding (Aimee), Gregg Breiding (Angela), Richard Zwick (Kim) and Dale Stoner; brother, David (Sharon); sister, Ellen Bickel (Brian); 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

John’s family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park.

A special thanks to the Nimishillen Fire Department for their help and support throughout his illnesses and to his medical staff for the special care they provided. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Organization or to the Nimishillen Township Fire Department. Condolences can be shared with the family online at

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4 Tributes to John Emmett Kibler

  1. Bob Foutty says:

    We’ve lost a great man who’s love for his family was so deep. A personality that will never be duplicated. I feel so blessed to have known John. Your work here on earth is now done, rest easy my friend.

  2. Joel and Audrey Hetrick says:

    Our sympathies and prayers go out to family. John was a very dear longtime friend. He will be greatly missed. I was so glad that I had the opportunity to stop in and visit with him while visiting in Ohio a few weeks ago.

  3. Carmen Moore Fackler says:

    When I started working at the pool store, John kind of adopted me….. He help me buy my first car, And when that blew up, and I mean literally he help me again. He was a friend and supporter way past the time that I had worked for him. He was a good man, and I will miss him greatly. Just knowing that he’s not in this world, it makes me sad. My heart goes out to his entire family. My family knows him, as I have talked of him so often and they also offer their condolences.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear Kibler Family, friends and associates.
    Please accept my deepest condolences. John had a keen sense of character. True example of what leadership is. I admired him in many ways! He welcomed me and taught me a new way of thinking. I will always remember John’s stories. He was very wise and humble. He will truly be missed, but never forgotten. May God be with each of you though this grievous time. My prayers will remain with you. Rest In Peace my friend! I’ll see you again in heaven.

    Luke Van Camp

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