Joseph Toller

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FORT LORAMIE — Joseph Edward Toller, age 83, of 110 Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes Tuesday afternoon, May 12, 2015, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Anton and Edith (Nabor) Toller. On Jan. 21, 1961, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Joseph married Norma (Pleiman) Toller, and she survives.

Also surviving are five children, Brenda and Mark Fullenkamp, of Botkins, Debra and Steve Albers, of Minster, David and Rose Toller, of Houston, Nicholas and Susie Toller, of Anna, and Patricia and Dan Hoelscher, of Fort Loramie; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four siblings, Dorothy Laufer, of Troy, Helen Meyer, of McCartyville, Margaret and Doyle Iiams, of Fort Loramie, and Alvin and Charlotte Toller, of Kettering; brothers and sisters-in-law, Les Rosengarten, of West Milton, Charlene Meyer, of Newport, Mary Jane and Dean Steinke, of Botkins, Angela and Marion Phlipot, of Newport, and Margaret (Pleiman) Lange, of Fort Loramie.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Ann Marie Fullenkamp, three siblings, Frank and Virginia Toller, Mildred and Bob Fridley and Ruth Mary Rosengarten, brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Laufer, Lawrence Meyer, Virginia and Linus Pohl, Lester and Mary Lou and Ralph Pleiman.

Joseph was a 1951 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. After completing his military obligation, Joe went on to study heating and air-conditioning at a Chicago technical college. Mr. Toller served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He had been stationed on the USS Hornet.

He was retired from Copeland in Sidney where he had been employed 37 years. Joseph was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He served on the cemetery board and had also been a longtime member of the adult choir. He was a member of Walk-Up Country Club and a life member of the Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355. Ed was an all-around family guy and provider. He enjoyed fishing, boating, tinkering, fixing, family vacations and league bowling.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery with full military honors by the American Legion.

Friends may call Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 13 to May 14, 2015
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