Richard Camper

LAKEVIEW - Richard L. Camper, age 79, of Lakeview, OH, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Heartland of Indian Lake.

Dick was born on February 20, 1936 in Lima, OH to Dean and Elizabeth Nichols Camper, who preceded him in death, along with his stepdaughter, Kimberly Hayer.

Dick married the former Mary Lou Coyer on July 8, 1988 in Russells Point, OH and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Steve Camper of Lima, OH, and Christina (Joey) Pettys and Rick (Ashley) Camper, both of Florida, stepdaughter, Shari (Dave Fisher) Stevens of Lakeview, sister, Janet Point of Cridersville, OH, four grandchildren, Stephanie, Samantha, Ryan, and Casey, and two great grandchildren, Kylin and Tatum.

Dick grew up in Lima and graduated from Lima Senior High School. He served his country in the United States Army as an MP. He returned to Lima, where he lived and worked most of his life, doing everything from butchering to postal delivery, until he went to work at Ford Motor Company. He worked there for 37 years, retiring in 1997. Dick was a life member of Doyle R. Miller Amvets Post #39 in Lakeview. In his retirement years, he enjoyed wintering in Florida, playing shuffleboard, and following the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds.

A memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview with visitation from 2-3. Military honors will be provided by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Mr. Camper's name to the .

Arrangements are in the care of SHOFFSTALL FUNERAL HOME, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

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