Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Urban Hemmelgarn, 89, 830 W. Main St., Coldwater, died at 11:52 a.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born Sept. 25, 1918, in St. Henry, to Henry and Amelia Stammen Hemmelgarn. On May 10, 1947, he married Clara Dues, who died Jan. 30, 1973.
Survivors are three sons, Stanley (Sharon), Ansonia, Roger (Cathy), Fort Recovery, and Lester (Betty), St. Henry; four daughters, Carolyn (Henry) Reier, Maria Stein, Nancy (Daniel) Hart, Carthagena, Virginia (Roger) Thornton, Wapakoneta, and Pamela (Doug) Westgerdes, Fort Recovery; a brother, Andy (Velma) Hemmelgarn, St. Henry; three sisters, Marcella Bailey, Dayton, Aggie Miller, Brookville, and Flora Dippold, Cassella; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann, St. Henry; 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Cyrilus, Cletus and Ernie; two sisters, Betty Hemmelgarn and Rita Harmuth; four brothers-in-law, Melvin Bailey, Ralph Miller, Cyril Dippold and Martin Harmuth; a sister-in-law, Agnes; and a grandchild.
He was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Men's Society and the Knights of St. John, Maria Stein.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.