Friday, March 16th, 2007
Charles E. Wellman, 80, 214 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, died at 8:30 a.m. March 14, 2007, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born April 4, 1926, in Carter Creek, Auglaize County, to Edward and Leona Dammeyer Wellman. On Oct. 13, 1951, he married Marian F. Rain, who survives.
Surviving are a son, Kent (Betty), Wapakoneta; two daughters, Kendra (Jeff) Opperman, St. Marys, and Keri (John) Koepke, Hilliard; a brother, Mack (Vernita), New Bremen; two sisters, Mary (Merle) Sampson, Swanton, and Carol (Richard) Deniston, Westerville; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are two grandsons.
He retired from the United States Postal Service, serving as postmaster at New Knoxville Post Office for 28 years. After retirement he worked for New Knoxville Supply Company. He also had worked for Auglaize County Farm Bureau and was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the 144th Armored Division during World War II. He was a 1944 graduate of New Bremen High School and graduated from Lima Business School. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, where he was deacon and Sunday School superintendent; New Knoxville Historical Society; and American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville, were he served as financal secretary. He also was a member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States and Disabled American Veterans.
Services are 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial is at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville, were military rites will be conducted.
Calling is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Contributions can be made to First UCC Radio Broadcast Fund or the New Knoxville Historial Society.
Condolences may be sent to millerfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements were handled by Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.