Elmer N. Hemmelgarn

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RUSSIA - Elmer N. Hemmelgarn, 89, formerly of St. Rose, died at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Versailles Health Care.
He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in St. Sebastian to the late Theodore and Marie (Timmerman) Hemmelgarn. He married Regina Rose on Aug. 11, 1948, in St. Henry. She survives in Russia.
He is also survived by his children: Nancy and George Eubanks, of Seattle, Wash., Kathy and Chuck Dyas, of Marysville, Don Hemmelgarn and Gayle Heitkamp, of London, Wanda and Ray Miller, of Chesapeake, Va., Elaine McArthur, of Dublin, Al and Deb Hemmelgarn, of Justin, Texas, Beth and Mark Heitkamp, of Tipp City, Maria and Terry Daugherty, of Russia, and Lou and Leandra Hemmelgarn, of Topeka, Kan.; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie and Ralph Diller, of Maria Stein.
He was preceded in death by sisters and brother, Wilma Reichart, Elton Hemmelgarn and Janice Berger.

He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia and St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and volunteered for 18 years at the Center for Neurological Development. He was an owner/operator of a milk-hauling business.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Rose Catholic Church with the Rev. Gene Schnipke, celebrant.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Burial will take place in St. Rose Cemetery with full military honors.
The family requests donations be made to the Center for Neurological Development. Condolences may be made at


Published in Sidney Daily News on Dec. 4, 2012
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