Monday, December 20th, 2010
John A. Pleiman, 70, Sidney, died Dec. 18, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Hospital emergency room in Sidney.
He was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Sidney to Raymond and Louetta Eilerman Pleiman. On Oct. 6, 1962, he married Kathleen Eyink, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Tony Pleiman, Sidney, Rose Albers, St. Sebastian, Sandy Branscum, Sidney, Joyce (Todd) Kremer, Fort Loramie, Lynn (Scott) DeLoye, Fort Loramie, and Mark (Jill) Pleiman, Fort Loramie; his mother-in-law, Cecilia Eyink, St. Henry; two siblings, Harvey (Nancy) Pleiman, Gainesville, Fla., and Ruth (Robert) Birkmeyer, Coldwater; five brothers- and sisters-in-law, Theresa Pleiman, Fort Loramie, Richard Barhorst, Fort Loramie, David (Diana) Eyink, Celina, Larry (Mary) Eyink, Chickasaw, and Marilyn (Ed) Schwartz, New Bremen; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased is his father-in-law, Vernon Eyink; and two siblings, Elton Pleiman and Mary Barhorst.
In 1957 he graduated from Fort Loramie High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a lifelong farmer. He attended St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie. He was an adult Funeral Mass server and an Agape volunteer. He was a member of St. Michael's Knights of St. John; the Fort Loramie Community Service Club, where he was a past president; Newport Sportsman Club; Fort Loramie Racing Club, where he was a secretary; and Fort Loramie American Legion. He also was a 4-H adviser and a former Cynthian Township Trustee.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Community Service Club.
Condolences may be left at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.