Hamburger Heraldo E. Hamburger, 87, a longtime resident of Reynoldsburg, passed away on June 4, 2014, in Eaton, Ohio. He was born on April 29, 1927, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Edmund and Laurina Hamburger. His family later moved to Lima, Ohio, where he met his future wife, Margaret Nicholas. They married in 1944, and shortly after, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy (WWII), where he served several months before a medical discharge. "Ham" spent many years working in medical supply and pharmaceutical sales until he retired in 1997. He was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Reynoldsburg and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus (Council 5253) and The American Legion Post 0011. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family, and his special dog, Brandy. Ham was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife (2012), young sister Margie, three infant brothers, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Carol Hamburger, and niece Cara Cambell. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Dean) Aukerman, Karen (Wayne) Smith, Chris (Dave) Kimball, Jean Hamburger, plus his "adopted" daughter, Lori Brooks; his grandchildren, Chad (Tracy) Aukerman, Christian Kimball, Cory (Melissa) Kimball, Jena (Jon) Murray, Gavin (Gianna) Smith and Dirk Smith; his great grandchildren, Melanie, Paige, Ethan, Jase, Tessa, Talia, and Ella. He is also survived by brothers, Gerald (Joan), Edmund (Mary), Alan(Karen), and William (Pearl); sisters, Rosemarie (Marvin) Cox and Elizabeth (Ron) Addis; very special cousins, Franklin (Joan) Wehrle and Elizabeth Wehrle; many nieces and nephews and longtime friend, Lee Brock. A visitation will be held at St. Pius X Church on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the
in his memory. Messages may be sent to his family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.
Cotner Funeral Home
7369 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 17, 2014