ElidaJohn F. Studer, 70, died May 21, 2012, at his residence.He was born Feb. 28, 1942, in Lucas County to Edwin and Bernice Wilson Studer, who preceded him in death. His beloved wife, Kay Studer, survives.Mr. Studer was a kind, compassionate, generous and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. He lived a rich life where his family was his pride and joy. He was a graduate of Anthony Wayne High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He later earned a master's degree from St. Francis University. He was a natural athlete, excelling at football, basketball, baseball and hockey. In his long career at Shawnee Local Schools, he was a committed English teacher and dedicated coach. He started the district's first hockey program, served as an assistant varsity football and baseball coach and volunteered as a Little League baseball coach for several years. In his retirement, he enjoyed working with other retired teachers painting barns and houses. He was an integral part of the family business, Buckeye Blooms. He loved history and gardening and was a dedicated volunteer at the Lima Children's Garden and the Gomer Welsh Museum. He was a member of Gomer United Church of Christ, Gomer. He was a gifted writer, passionate euchre player and an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians. He felt the most joy working around the farm, his home for nearly 40 years, surrounded by the love of his family. Survivors also include a daughter, Susan (Jeremy) King, of Granville; two sons, Joe (Sally) Studer, of Newark, and Tom (Hannah) Studer, of Phoenix; two granddaughters, Ava and Kyra Studer, who were the apple of his eye; four brothers, Leon (Neva) Studer, of Haskins, James Studer, of Whitehouse, Walter (Sharon) Studer, of Monclova, and Alan (Sandy) Studer, of Durango, Colo.; a sister, Wilma (Raymond) Porter, of Rockford, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Wilma Studer, of Delta; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rolland and Leslie Studer; and a sister, Norma Rearick.Private family funeral services will be held at a later date.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to he Children's Garden Endowment Fund.Condolences may be expressed at chamberlainhuckeriede.com.