Carl Joseph Bleininger Jr.

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RUSHSYLVANIA - Carl Joseph Bleininger, Jr., 79, of Rushsylvania, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
Carl was born in Montgomery County, Sept. 27, 1933, the son of the late Carl J. and Mary L. (Smart) Bleininger. He married Charlotte Jane Wolfe in Dayton on Aug. 6, 1955, and she preceded him in death Sept. 27, 1997.
Carl was a lifelong farmer spending many years raising dairy cows and later beef cattle. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Milk Marketing Board. Hel was a member of First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine, where he volunteered and had been a board member of Our Daily Bread. He retired in 1998 from Ben Logan Schools where he had been a custodian. Carl was an avid Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
Carl is survived by his children Dale (Cindy) Bleininger, of Belle Center, Sara (Gary) Hale, of Yellow Springs, Patt (Martin) Howard, of Marysville, Bruce (Bonita) Bleininger, of Jackson Center, and Doug (Stacey) Bleininger, of Belle Center; 10 grandchildren, William (Lorri) Howard, Ashley (Doug) Stehlin, Brandon (Sarah) Bleininger, Aaron Bleininger, Kelly Hale, Heather Bleininger, Nicholas Bleininger, Julie Hale, Dennis Bleininger and Matthew Bleininger; two great-grandchildren, Noah Howard and Joseph Bleininger; sisters, Thelma Day and Myrtle Bleininger, both of Brookville, Treva Engle, of Dayton and Frances (Howard) Schumacher, of Englewood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. by Pastor Jim Burton. Burial will be in Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Daily Bread, in care of First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine.
Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home's website,
Published in Sidney Daily News on Jan. 27, 2013