Vernon F. Stolzenburg, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Wapakoneta, the son of Alpha (Myers) and Henry Stolzenburg, who preceded him in death. On April 12, 1948, he married Betty L. Chilcoat, and she survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Gary (Annette) Stolzenburg, of Vernon, Wis., Rick (Kim) Stolzenburg, of Wapakoneta, Randy (Rebecca) Stolzenburg, of Wapakoneta, and Steven Stolzenburg, of Wapakoneta; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Larry (Alberta) Stolzenburg, of Wapakoneta, Donald (Adella) Stolzenburg, of Wapakoneta, and Eldon (Carol) Stolzenburg, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Sue Stolzenburg; an infant son, Terry Lynn Stolzenburg; a daughter-in-law, Connie Stolzenburg; a grandson, Steven Stolzenburg Jr.; and a sister, Bernice Thomas.
Vernon retired in 1988 after 38 years of service at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in St. Marys. He attended the Wapakoneta Church of Nazarene. He enjoyed metal detecting and was a member of the NRA.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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