Tuesday Night
56°
Mostly Clear
17%
Wednesday
75°
Partly Sunny
16%
Wednesday Night
51°
Mostly Clear
7%
Thursday
72°
Partly Sunny
4%
Thursday Night
49°
Mostly Clear
3%
Friday
72°
Partly Sunny
2%
Friday Night
49°
Mostly Clear
2%
Saturday
74°
Partly Sunny
3%
Saturday Night
51°
Partly Cloudy
7%
Sunday
76°
Partly Sunny
13%
Sunday Night
55°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
3 Day
Extended
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Thomas Gaier
Thomas F. Gaier, 76, Fort Loramie, died July 5, 2010, at his lake cottage in Coldwater, Mich.
He was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Fort Loramie, to August and Esther Larger Gaier. On June 30, 1954, he married Norma Rose Drees, who died Nov. 4, 2005.
Surviving are three children, Donald (Julie) Gaier, Coldwater, Mich., Linda (Eugene) Barhorst, Minster, and Tina Gaier, Fort Loramie; seven siblings, Ralph Gaier, Theodore (Joanne) Gaier, August Jr. (Carol) Gaier, Richard (Sue) Gaier and Rosemary (Jim) Brussell, all of Fort Loramie, and Kathleen (Joseph) Brinkman and LeRoy (Lucy) Gaier, all of Minster; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Gaier, Fort Loramie, and Kathy Gaier, Sidney; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, John "Jack" Gaier, William Gaier and Carl Gaier; and a sister-in-law, Martha Gaier.
He was a founding member of the Fort Loramie Racing Club and Redskin Motor Sports. He was a 1951 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. He worked for Gaier's Service in Fort Loramie before retiring in 1986, and was co-owner since 1960. He also worked part time for Fort Loramie Engine Rebuilders, repairing and building race engines for racers in the area. He attended St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be left at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.
Additional obituaries on this date
Ethel L. Ross, 85, St. Marys, died at 3:40 p.m. July 2, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Celina native Helen Ruth Wittung, 79, Van Wert, died at 8:17 a.m. July 7, 2010, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. [More]
Walter V. Sturm, 90, Sidney, died at 4:15 p.m. July 6, 2010, at Wilson Memorial [More]