JonMichaelSchoolcraftBirth: Dec. 27, 1981

Saint Marys
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 2008, Iraq

Sgt. Jon M. Schoolcraft was born a son of Jon Michael Schoolcraft and Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Swiger Schoolcraft. On Nov. 17, 2007, he married Amber Leigh Van Weort. Jon graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 2001. He had attended Apollo Joint Vocational School in 2000 and 2001. He was in the Army and had been stationed in Germany and Hawaii and this was his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was a devoted, courageous and loving husband, son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend. His father and stepmother, Dawn Schoolcraft, survive. His mother and stepfather, Randy Hooker, survive. Other survivors also include a sister, Megan Ann; a half brother, Joshua, a half sister, Kylee; a niece, Kaylan; paternal grandparents, Jon Michael (Marsha) Schoolcraft Sr., and Fran (Gary) Phillips; paternal great-grandmothers, Clara Schoolcraft and Virginia Welch; maternal grandparents, Jeanette Swiger, and Robert (Susan) Swiger; maternal great-grandmother, Olive Leffel; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jeff and Penny Van Weort; his brother-in-law, Payden Van Weort; and his stepgrandparents Dan and Susan Hooker. Jon died at age 26 in Taji, Iraq of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

1st Battalion
27th Infantry Regiment
2nd Brigade
25th Infantry Division
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Buckland Cemetery
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA