John Nauer

December 26, 1970 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 53) 53 Years Old

John Nauer Obituary

John Nauer, 53, of Brecksville, Ohio, passed away February 12, 2024.

He died surrounded by his wife, Debbie, and children, Joe, Sarah, and Jack.

John was born on December 26, 1970 to Joseph (deceased) and Elieen Nauer,

brother to Sherrie Fehn, Jerry Nauer, Francis Nauer, Wanda Smith, Doug Nauer,

and Tammy Nauer (deceased). A beloved rugger at Ohio University, where he earned

his nickname “Shotzie''. It was here that he met his favorite Bobcat of 26 years.

Even before John's diagnosis of ALS, he lived and taught many around him to live for the moment

and leave no regrets. He was stubborn, hardworking, optimistic, and refused to let the ALS take control

of the time he had left. He lived his remaining days with love and positivity and continued to start every day

with a smile on his face. He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with friends and family. 

To quote John’s toast:

“Here’s a toast to you and to me, that we may never disagree. But if we do, then fuck you and here’s to me”.

The memorial mass will be held at 10 am Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St. Joseph’s Church

in Canton, Ohio (2427 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, OH 44708).

A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

Please consider joining us to honor John on June 8th, 2024 at 12pm for the “Kiss My ALS”

bar crawl in Cleveland, Ohio, or donate to the ALS Association. 

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Memorial Mass
February 17, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
2427 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44708


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