Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Leon F. Wehmeyer, 82, 11313 Bobwhite Lane, St. Marys, and formerly of New Bremen, died Feb. 21, 2010, at his home.
He was born Oct. 28, 1927, in New Bremen, to Paul and Irma Schrolucke Wehmeyer. On Nov. 25, 1951, he married Floribel M. Ailes, who survives at Otterbein Retirement Center, St. Marys.
Other survivors are a daughter, Deb Gibson, New Bremen; a son, Gary Wehmeyer, New Bremen; and a sister-in-law, Betty Kendall, Anna.
Deceased is a son-in-law, Gerald "Hooter" Gibson; and two grandsons.
He worked for 28 years at the former Beatrice Foods, New Bremen, and then became an independent tractor trailer operator for more than 21 years. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, the Traveling Wheels Camping Club and the Moon Walkers SAMS Club.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.