Thomas Moeller (1928 - 2017)

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COLDWATER — Thomas F. Moeller, age 88, of Briarwood Village in Coldwater, formerly of state Route 362 near Lake Loramie, passed away of natural causes after suffering a sudden illness late Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017, at Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio.

He was born July 15, 1928, at New Weston, Ohio, to the late Daniel and Henrietta (Stammen) Moeller. On July 23, 1949, at St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star, Thomas married Mary (Dorsten) Moeller, who preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2015.

Surviving are four daughters, Diana Moeller, of Owensboro, Kentucky, Judy and Keith Lear, of Bradford, Angela and Ron Young, of Sidney, and Joyce and Dennis Aselage, of Fort Loramie; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; four siblings, Mary Lou Eilerman and Joan Eilerman, both of North Star, James and Esther Moeller, of Springfield, and Susan and Leroy Unrast, of Willcox, Arizona; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eileen Steinbrunner, of Marion, Indiana, and Walter and Carol Dorsten, of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Moeller; one great-great-grandson; three brothers, Andrew and Viola, Jerome and Armella, Algar and Velma Moeller, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard Eilerman, Alfred Eilerman, Roger and Pat Dorsten and Harold Steinbrunner.

Mr. Moeller retired in 2003. He had been owner and operator of the former Tom's Body Shop in Fort Loramie for 37 years. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Lake Loramie Improvement Association. He had also been a past member of the Fort Loramie Fire Department, the Fort Loramie Racing Club and the Newport Sportsman's Club. Tom enjoyed fishing and hunting. He had also been a long time Blue Bird Trail volunteer.

A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment of cremains will immediately follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad or Fort Loramie Fire Department.

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Fort Loramie, OH 45845
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2017