John W. Custer

November 4, 1930 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 88)

John W. Custer, 88, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, August 25, 2019.  He was born November 4, 1930 in Bristew, Okla., a son of the late Walter and Marie Custer.  John served in the Navy during the Korean War.  Prior to retirement he was employed by Hercules of West Elizabeth.  He was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, Elizabeth Twp., the F & AM for over 50 years, LOOM 1358 of Sutersville, VFW Post 7812, West Newton, West Newton Lions, and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens.  John was an avid golfer who enjoyed life and was always willing to help others.  Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marie (Reggiani) Custer; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Ulrich.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Blanche; and brothers, Robert, William, and his twin, Don.  Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Tuesday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, where services will be held at 11 am Wednesday.  Interment with military honors will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  Condolences may be left at

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