A lifetime native of Jackson Center, and resident of 22026 Wise Road, Jackson Center, Thomas E. ‘Tom’ Bodenmiller, 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at 1:19 a.m., at the Wilson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Sidney.
He was born in Pemberton, on July 19, 1938, to the late Eileen (Valentine) and Fred Bodenmiller. On Feb. 25, 1956, Tom was married to Marcella (Pittman) Bodenmiller, and she survives in Jackson Center.
Tom is also survived by his children, Cindy (Rick) Mangen, of Troy, Thomas Bodenmiller, Lori (Reed) Burch, and Lisa Bodenmiller, all of Jackson Center; grandchildren, Angela (Randy) Hersh, of Lima, Dan (Susan) Schmiesing, of Seymour, Tenn., Andy (Stacy) Schmiesing, of St. Marys, Mitch Bodenmiller, of Sidney, Kristen (Ryan) Geuy, Craig (Kella) Bodenmiller, Ryan Burch, all of Jackson Center, Ashley (Ryan) Osysko, of Troy, and Gail (Mike) Lindeman, of Wapakoneta; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Mary Rickey and Maxine Bowden, both of Sidney, Francis Fridley, of Anna, Joanne Free and Rosie Mullen, both of Botkins, Richard Bodenmiller, of Sidney, Don (Carolyn) Bodenmiller, of Port Jefferson, Fred (Evelyn) Bodenmiller, of Jackson Center; and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Bodenmiller; one son, Tony Bodenmiller; and brothers and sisters, Geraldine Brown, Robert Bodenmiller, Kenneth Bodenmiller, Helen Ingersol and Florence Yohey.
Tom retired from Airstream in Jackson Center after 46 years of dedicated service. He loved to go fishing, enjoyed his garden and was a collector of antique farm tractors. He was a member of the Buckeye Farm Antique Tractor Association in Wapakoneta and a member of the Pasco United Methodist Church in Pasco. He was a strong supporter of the Shelby County 4-H Program and was a 4-H Advisor for over 20 years.
Above all, Tom was most proud of his family. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his brothers and sisters. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be celebrated for Mr. Bodenmiller on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with Pastor Randy Locker of the Anna/Botkins United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.
The family will receive friends and family on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney.
Online condolences may be expressed to the Bodenmiller family at theadamsfuneralhome.com.
Adams Funeral Home, 937-492-4700 is in charge of the arrangements.
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