PIQUA - Edward H. "Dick" Hemm, 87, of Piqua, died at 7:10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 14, 1926, in Piqua to the late John A. and Eda (Frigge) Hemm. He married Beverly A. Berger on June 23, 1956, at St. Boniface Catholic Church; and she survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Kelly Hemm of Dayton and Margee (Scott) Zimpher of Piqua; two sons, Jack (Robyn) Hemm of Piqua and Doug Hemm of Troy; eight grandchildren, Trevor Hemm, Hayley Hemm, Colton Hemm, Paige Anderson, Zach Zimpher, Blake Zimpher, Justin Hemm, and Trenton Hemm; a great-granddaughter, Kayla Hemm; a brother, Kenneth Hemm of Piqua; and a sister, Ann Lewis of Piqua. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frederick X. Hemm Sr., R. C. Chuck Hemm Sr., Joseph Hemm; and two sisters, Marguerite Quatman and Helen Kolter.
Mr. Hemm was a graduate of Piqua Central High School, attended The Ohio State University and honorably served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. He had worked for 11 years at General Motors and was the owner of Dick Hemm's Fireplace Center in Dayton for many years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 523 and the Golden Boys Golf Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas L. Bolte as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Easter Seals Adult Day Service, 316 N. College St., Suite 001, Piqua, OH 45356, or St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Broadway, Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Apr. 23, 2013