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Edward (Ted) Reneau Chrismer
RIVERVIEW, FL: Edward (Ted) Reneau Chrismer, 70, of Riverview, FL, formerly of Lakeview, passed away Wednesday evening, May 8th, 2013 at Sun City Center Hospice House in Ruskin, Florida.
Born on March 17, 1943, in Osborn, OH, to the late Russell W. & Martha L. (Bernhardt) Chrismer. Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Chrismer (Hines); a grandson, Andrew Allen Miller; a niece, Tammi Lynn Hines; brothers, Frank E. Chrismer (Betty), Harold W. Chrismer (Jean), Raymond S. Chrismer (Ann), Clarence L. Chrismer (Beatrice); sisters, Mrs. George (Luella) Covert, Mrs. William (Cleo) Haas, and Barbara Ann Berger.
Upon his 1962 graduation from Indian Lake High School, Ted was enlisted in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1966; having served on the USS Proteus and being honorably discharged with the rank of E5 - Petty Officer Second Class.
On May 29, 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Hines, at the Indian Lake Community Church in Russell's Point, Ohio. Together they ran the State Farm Insurance - Ted Chrismer agency for over 35 years before retiring.
He is survived by a daughter, Julie Ann (K.C. Campbell) Chrismer of Phoenix, AZ; a son, Michael E. Chrismer; grandson, Ennis M. Chrismer; a brother, Gene Chrismer of Riverview, Florida; several nieces and nephews.
Characterizing Ted as a "social butterfly" would be an understatement. There was nothing he loved more than entertaining or philosophizing with friends and family; preferably with a dry Tanqueray Martini! Fishing, golfing, gardening, snowmobiling, motorcycling, morel mushroom hunting, turtle trapping and Buckeye Basketball were also on his top list of favorite pastimes; especially when friends and family came along to keep him company.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview with visitation one hour prior to services. Internment is at Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Ohio.
Condolences can be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a memorial contribution be made to The Humane Society Serving Logan County, 2521 US 68 N, Bellefontaine, OH 43311. Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview.
Published in the The Marion Star on May 14, 2013