DELPHOS — Edward F. "Doc" Laman, 91, died at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 3, 2014, at VanCrest Healthcare Center.
He was born June 1, 1923, in Allen County to Virgil C. and Pauline Plikard Laman, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 15, 1945, he married Pauline Armstrong, who died June 29, 1984. On Oct. 19, 1985, he married Sarah "Anne" (McAdow) Good Laman, who survives in Delphos.
Mr. Laman was the owner of Laman Veterinarian Clinic for more than 40 years, where he was very dedicated. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Elida and had been a Mason for more than 60 years. He was a graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School and the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was a member of the Alumni Association. He was in the Army ROTC at Ohio State University. He helped many children with their 4-H projects and will always be remembered for his generous helping hand. He enjoyed golfing in Hilton Head, South Carolina, barber shop music and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting. He loved to spend time at Burt Lake in Michigan.
Survivors include a son, Dave Laman, of Delphos; a stepson, Gary (Debra) Good, of Defiance; a daughter, Claudia (Philip) McGriff, of Piqua; two stepdaughters, Carolyn (Jim) Bode, of Springfield, and Connie (Brian) Frobase, of Elida; two grandchildren, Tara Beckler, of Tipp City, and Chad E. (Tiffaney) Laman, of Westerville; a great-grandchild, Laci Beckler; seven stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas C. Laman.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Scannell will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where a mason service will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Elida, State of the Heart Hospice or Equestrian Therapy.
Condolences may be expressed at http://harterandschier.com.