Richard L. Kimmel


First Posted: 5/18/2010

Delphos

Richard L. Kimmel, 72, died at 11 a.m. May 17, 2010, at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton.

He was born Feb. 4, 1938, in Lima to Paul E. Kimmel and Eulah VanSchoyk Dotson. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Lima. In 1955, he married Barbara Jones, who survives in Delphos.

Mr. Kimmel retired from the Army after 22 years, and had served in the National Guard. He enjoyed his family and riding motorcycles.

Survivors include a son, Richard P. (Susan) Kimmel, of Delphos; four daughters, Karen (Garry) Cooper, of Delphos, Marcia Kimmel, of Lima, Cheryl Ann (Philip) Steele, of Massachusetts, and Lora Redmon, of Lima; a brother, Larry Kimmel, of Lima; and nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Kimmel; and two grandchildren.

Services will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, with military rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. There will be no burial.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton VA Medical Center.

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