Monday, June 25th, 2012
Mervin J. Quellhorst, 82, New Bremen, died at 12:25 a.m. June 23, 2012, at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta.
He was born Aug, 2, 1929, in St. Marys Township to Clarence and Aurelia Donnerberg Quellhorst. On Sept. 5, 1953, he married Jeannette A. Vogel and she survives.
Also surviving are four children, Jerry (Janet) Quellhorst, Pickerington, Thomas (Becky) Quellhorst and Bruce (Terri) Quellhorst, all of New Bremen, and Dean (Susan) Quellhorst, New Knoxville; a brother, Dr. Ralph (Sue) Quellhorst, Powell; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Betty Jean Opperman, and infant twin brothers, Howard and Norman Quellhorst.
He was associated with German Farmers Insurance for 45 years, serving as treasurer and president. He was a farmer for more than 65 years, served as an auction clerk for 26 years and sold John Deere products for 25 years at Spencerville Implement and Willowdell Sales. He served with the U.S. Army's 315th Engineering Corps during the Korean War.
He was a former member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, where he was a past deacon and president of the church consistory. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and a charter member of the New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club, where he was past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. A 1947 graduate of New Bremen High school, he also was a member of the New Bremen Historic Association and a number of farm organizations, serving as president of many of them.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Church, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the St. Peter Church Memorial Fund or the New Bremen Historic Association.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.
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