Martin Daum (1920 - 2015)

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WAPAPKONETA — Martin W. "Bill" Daum, 95, of Wapakoneta, died 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

He was born July 1, 1920, in Sidney, Ohio, the son of Oswald and Edith (Rhodes) Daum. He was married to Hilda Clara Kelley, and she died Feb. 10, 1988.

Survivors include two sons, James and Suzette Daum, Germantown, Ohio, and Jeffrey Daum, Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren, Shannon Napier, Brandon Daum, Amanda and Michael Latsko, William Roberts, Amy Eisenhut, Corey Roberts and Donna Hart; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; his life partner of many years, Barbara Schoffner, Wapakoneta; and a sister-in-law, Irene Daum, Wapakoneta.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Daum and Richard Daum.

Bill retired as a machinist in 1985 from Excello Corp., Lima, after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, and a 1939 graduate of Blume High School. He was also member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 691, Wapakoneta. His hobbies included woodworking, working in his yard, and attending area county fairs and festivals. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Daniel Hunt officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral and Cremation Services, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (statee Route 501) Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to the . Condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2015