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Richard O. Wannemacher

Richard O. Wannemacher, 90, of Payne  passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

Richard was born in Payne on November 11, 1923 a son of Eva (Pepiot) and Alphons  Wannemacher.  

He was a  farmer all his life.  Richard and his wife, Mildred loved to travel and square dance.

He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding County Farm Bureau & the Payne Grange. Richard had been a past Faithful Navigator of  the Knights of Columbus, where he was a Fourth Degree Knight.
On Feb. 4, 1942 he married Mildred Schmidt. She died March 10, 2010.

Richard will be sadly missed by children, Sue (Jerry) Zielke  of Antwerp, Donna (Donna) of Camden, MI Pat (Cliff) Wobler of Edgerton, IN; Dick (Sue) & Tom (Lou Ann); brother, Robert all of Payne; son-in-law Bill Woodring of Antwerp; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren & 7 great great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Woodring & 13 siblings.

Viewing is Wednesday, 3 - 7:30 pm, with a Rosary & Knights of Columbus Service at 7:30 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, where viewing is also Thursday, 9 - 9:30 am.

His Funeral Mass is Thursday, 10 am at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne.

He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are for Divine Mercy School or Masses.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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My hugs and prayers are with you all.  So many years have passed, but I still remember staying at your house with my dear friend Pat.  My mom & dad going to the Knights of Columbus functions with you.  You will be missed by so many that loved you so much.  God called you home and now you are truly home at last.  Love you all.

Marlene Germaine Aug 13 2014 12:00 AM

remembering the coffee times up town--conversation was always interesting-- rest good and faithful servant.

carol brady Aug 12 2014 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  We are thankful to have had Richard and Mildred as our great neighbors and friends while we lived in Payne.  We will always remember the good times we shared.  May God bless and comfort you all.

Joe & Donna Allen Aug 12 2014 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Richard Wannemacher family. Richard was a strong presence in our community and church family. He will be missed. God bless you all as you mourn his passing and comforted knowing he is with his heavenly Father.
Leo and Garnett Beagle

Leo and Garnett Beagle Aug 11 2014 12:00 AM

Growing up in a family with great heritage has been something I have always valued.  Your dad was a part of the strong foundation that our family was built upon.  So many memories of the Wannemacher/Pepiot gatherings with your family and the rest of clan, ...  lots of cousins, playing games and of course there was always ice cream!  Your father was always so very kind to me.  My heart is broken that you have such a great loss in your lives.  May God hold you and comfort you in the days ahead.

Psalm 34:18  The Lord is near to the broken hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Lori (Wannemacher) Clounie Aug 11 2014 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  Uncle Richard was such a wonderful man to so many people.  The Wannemacher clan has certainly impacted Payne, Ohio, and far beyond.  I am proud to be part of such a loving and hard-working family.

Joan (Kast) McCloud Aug 11 2014 12:00 AM

May God wrap His arms around all of you and keep you in His gentle arms during this time of loss. Uncle Richard was a truly great man to all who knew him. He left a legacy of family behind that will carry on his love and memory. Rest in peace with Aunt Mildred and Nancy. Love always and forever.

Jim and Jane Collis Aug 10 2014 12:00 AM