David F. Hegemier, 84, 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1927, in Auglaize County, the son of Esther (Roediger) and August Hegemier. On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Virginia “Ginny” Glass and she survives at the residence.
Also surviving are four sons, Dan (Joann) Hegemier, of St. Marys, Jess (Marta) Hegemier of League City, Texas, Tim (Anne) Hegemier, of New Knoxville, Jeff (Ireta) Hegemier, of Hudson; three daughters, Donna Tinnerman, of New Knoxville, Tessa (Scott) Koppin, of Anna, Julie Hegemier, of New Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Roland Hegemier, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald Hegemier, Roger Hegemier and William Hegemier; and a son-in-law, Larry Tinnerman.
He was a 1945 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He was a lifelong farmer. He had played fast-pitch softball for teams in Buckland, St. Marys and Moulton. He had formerly served on the New Knoxville Board of Education and was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxille, where he had served as a deacon and elder of the church. He had also sung in the choir there for many years. He enjoyed camping and traveling. He will be remembered as a man who deeply loved his family and loved spending time with them.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, the Rev. David Williamsofficiating.
Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, in St. Marys.
Memorial donations may be given to the Radio Broadcast Fund of the First United Church of Christ or Auglaize Industries.
Condolences may be sent to Millerfuneralhomes.net