Dennis Homan

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MARIA STEIN — Dennis H. Homan, age 83, of Maria Stein, Ohio passed away at 12:08 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Gardens in Celina, Ohio.

Dennis was born May 18, 1932, in St. Rose, Ohio, to John and Elenora (Schmitmeyer) Homan in the home where he resided his whole life. He loved his wife, Louise (Hilgefort) Homan, of almost 60 years whom he married on Aug. 8, 1956, and she survives in Maria Stein.

He is also survived by five sons, Roger and Deborah (Siefring) Homan, Montezuma, Ralph and Theresa (Klosterman) Homan, Portland, Indiana, George and Patricia (May) Homan, Portland, Indiana, Thomas and Kimberly (Albers) Homan, Portland, Indiana, and Kevin and Lisa (Moeller) Homan, Maria Stein.

Also, he is survived by 20 grandchildren, Kurt and Kristi (Miller) Homan, Brian Homan and Jesse Overmyer, Kraig and Emily (Laux)Homan, Julia and Dale Everman, Kyle Homan, Kent and Kim (Haffner) Homan, Eric and Andrea (Stachler) Homan, Stephanie and Adam May, Michael Homan, Kendra and Lance Muhlenkamp, Laura Homan, Travis, Trevor, Chad, Ryan, Dylan, Evan, Braydan and Trent Homan. And 17 great grandchildren survive.

He is also survived by his two sisters, Pauline Timmerman, Coldwater, and Alice Post, St. Henry; and in-laws, Verona Boecker, Minster, Mary Ann Heitkamp, Versailles, Robert Hilgefort, Sidney, Rose Mary Heitkamp, McCartyville, and Louis and Phyllis Hilgefort, Fort Loramie.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Renee Homan and a great-granddaughter, Reece Homan, and in-laws Melvin Timmerman, Alvin Post, Hugo and Norma (Hilgefort) Post, Bernard Boecker, Jerome Hietkamp, Rita (Albers) Hilgefort, Norbert Heitkamp, Wilbert and Kelly (Hilgefort) Bruns.

Dennis attended school in the one room school house in St. Rose. He played football for St. Johns High School for two years. He quit school on his 16th birthday to help on the family farm.

Dennis was in the Armed Forces in 1953. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and its Men's Sodality. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 571, the Knights of St. Johns, and the Minster Eagles.

In 1958 he formed what is the current Homan Inc. and was on the Badger Presidents Council for 12 years. He was a lifetime farmer and enjoyed farming with his sons and grandchildren more than any other activity. He and his wife, Louise travelled extensively and saw many parts of the world, but he was always happy to be back home on the farm again. He was also an avid Euchre player and enjoyed playing three to four times a week.

He was most proud that all of his family lived close to home and came to visit often. His favorite saying translated from German was, "Work hard, so when you are old, you are stiff like me."

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at St. Rose Church. Burial with military rites will be held at St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2016