Larry Fledderjohann, 68, 12093 Plattner Pike, St. Marys, died 9:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born Oct. 5, 1943, in Lima, the son of Gladys (Stroh) and Vernon Fledderjohann. He married Paula Bubp on June 27, 1964, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his two sons, Mark (Shelly) Fledderjohann of St. Marys, and Mike (Samantha Menke) Fledderjohann, of New Knoxville; four grandchildren: Garet Fledderjohann; Calen Fledderjohann; Haydn Fledderjohann and Kamryn Fledderjohann; by his siblings: Linda (David) Michael, of Madison, Wis., Nancy Archer of Sidney, and Jay (Dee) Fledderjohann of New Knoxville; by a sister-in-law, Carol (Norval) Kohlhorst, of Maumee; a brother-in-law, Gene (Eileen) Bubp, of Albuquerque, N.M. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother on Jan. 15, 2012, and his father had died previously.
He was a 1961 graduate of New Knoxville High School. Larry was a life long farmer in the family dairy and later in partnership with his brother, Jay, in the Johann Acres Family Farm, assisted by his son Mike.
He was a member of the Democratic Central Committee since 1983 and a member of the Democratic Executive Committee since 1990. He served Auglaize County in a job he loved on the Board of Elections since 2003, and had just been unanimously re-elected to another term.
He was Auglaize County Democrat of the Year in 2000.
Larry enjoyed collecting milk bottles from local dairies of the past, as well as old tools, antiques and other interesting items. He served many years on the Zoning Board of Appeals. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their various activities.
Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. David Michael and the Rev. Dennis Gaertner, officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ, where memorial gifts may be directed to either the Auglaize County Dog Warden or New Knoxville Historical Society. Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring Street, New Knoxville, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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