Friday, May 18th, 2007
Former New Bremen resident Arthur A. Thaman, 87, died at 7:47 a.m. May 17, 2007, at Fair Haven Home, near Sidney.
He was born Oct. 31, 1919, in McCartyville, to Frank and Mary Berning Thaman. On Oct. 4, 1947, he married Luedna Schulze, who survives at the Fair Haven Home near Sidney.
Also surviving are a son, John (Peg), Liberty, Ky.; three daughters, Rita (James) Schwieterman, Centerville, Ellen (Gene) Topp, New Bremen, and Carrie (Richard) Rohrbaugh, Wapakoneta; four brothers, Ralph (Mary Ann), McCartyville, Frank (Jeannette), Sidney, Lawrence (Vera), Botkins and Leo (Barb), Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Marilyn, Minster; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Paul and Urban; and a great granddaughter.
He retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, after 27 years, was a U.S. Army Air Corp. veteran of World War II, serving in the 52nd Fighter Group, 4th squadron. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, New Bremen, Crown's 25 year club and American Legion Post 598, Kettering.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial is at St. Michael Cemetery, Fort Loramie, were military rites will be performed by the Minster Veterans Firing Squad.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen and 9:30-10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church or the American Cancer Society.