OttovilleJustin J. Wannemacher, 89, died at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 10, 2011, at Sarah Jane Living Center.He was born March 19, 1922, in Putnam County to Joseph and Sabina Herman Wannemacher, who preceded him in death. On April 23, 1949, he married Alice Wittler, who died July 28, 2001.Mr. Wannemacher retired as an electrician from Chrysler, Van Wert, and had worked at Superior Coach, Lima, for several years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. He was a member of American Legion Post 715, Fort Jennings, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3740, Ottoville. He always loved to play euchre, with the winning score always being in his favor, one way or another.Survivors include three sons, Ron (Ann) Wannemacher, of Carlisle, Ark., Gary (Candy) Wannemacher, of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mark (Sue) Wannemacher, of Delphos; four daughters, Karen Wiechart and Irene (Thomas) Hesseling, both of Delphos, Mary (Steve) Ricker, of Ottoville, and Vicky (Donald) Maag, of Fort Jennings; a sister, Marie (Richard) Maas, of Ottawa; two sisters-in-law, Betty Wannemacher, of Ottawa, and Sylvia Horstman, of Ottoville; a brother-in-law, Vernon Schroeder; and 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wannemacher; a son-in-law, Phillip Wiechart; two brothers, Carl and Roman Wannemacher; and a sister, Dolly Schroeder.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. Father John Stites will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fort Jennings, with military rites by VFW Post 3740Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Justin J. Wannemacher