Vernon L.W. “Vernie” Wildermuth, 89, of Botkins, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing & Rehab Center in Minster.
He was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Shelby County, to the late Matilda (Kempfer) and George Wildermuth. On Jan. 20, 1945 he married the former Ludema Bennett and she survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Mickie (Doug) McGowan, of Botkins, and Sandra (Byron) Faler, of Wapakoneta; a son, Robert (Barbara) Wildermuth, of Bellefontaine; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Marcille (Richard) Sailor, of Wapakoneta; a brother, Ermine (Marlene) Wildermuth, of Wapakoneta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Wildermuth; and three sisters, Mildred Weidel, Elsie Keysor and Miriam Zwiebel.
A lifelong farmer, Vernie was a member of St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed woodworking.
Pastor Shannon Vogelezang and Pastor Richard Faust will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Jackson Township.
Visitation will be Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 214 W. Pike Street, Jackson Center and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in New Loramie Valley Cemetery, in Botkins.
Memorial contributions may be made in Vernie’s memory to the St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
Condolences may be expressed at edsfh.com