November 6, 1932 - September 3, 2019
Ludwig R. Hoying,
Age 86, of N. Fork Street, Jackson Center, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Tuesday morning, September 3, 2019. He was born November 6, 1932, in St. Patrick, Ohio, to the late Julius and Johanna (Wuebker) Hoying. On June 19, 1957, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Osgood, Ludwig married Theckla J. (Hoelscher) Hoying who preceded him in death on August 3, 2017. Surviving are four sons (& spouses): Douglas & Carol Hoying of Jackson Center, Scott & Marjorie Hoying of Botkins, Eric & Kym Hoying of Fort Loramie and Mitchell Hoying of Lewistown; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law: Jack McClelland of Las Vegas, NV, Lucille Hoying of Wapakoneta, Lois Hoying of Sidney, Norris Monnier of Russia, Mildred Frilling of St. Henry, Julia Pleiman of Fort Loramie, Theresa Pleiman of Fort Loramie, Richard Hoelscher of Osgood, Joe Romer of St. Henry, Henry & Faye Hoelscher of Tipton, IN, Rosalee & Paul Holdheide of Maria Stein, Kathy Hoelscher of Yorkshire, Linda & Robert Schwagman of Celina, Peg & Jim Schnider of Jackson Center and Joyce Liette of Versailles as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by seven siblings (& spouses): Alma McClelland, Paul & Marjorie Hoying, Robert & Mary Ann Hoying, Ruth Monnier, Cliff Hoying, Thomas Hoying and infant Carl Hoying; brothers & sisters-in-law: James Kerber, Dorothy Hoying, Martha Hoying, Romie Frilling, Carl Pleiman, Elton Pleiman, Doris Hoelscher, Patricia Romer, Patricia Hoelscher, Victor Hoelscher, John Hoelscher, and Michael Liette.
Mr. Hoying was a 1950 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and had been voted most likely to succeed. He was a US Army, Korean War Veteran having served two years in active duty. Ludwig owned and operated Hoying's Marathon in Jackson Center for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1998. He was a respected mechanic and had also managed a farm delivery fuel truck route. Ludwig was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, the McCartyville Knights of Columbus and Jackson Center American Legion. In his leisure, Lud enjoyed fishing and following his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting events.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday, September 6, 2019, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in McCartyville with Rev. Jarred Kohn Presiding. Interment will follow at the church cemetery with full military honors by the Jackson Center American Legion. Friends may call Thursday 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie and Friday 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the church gathering room. Memorials may be made to Diabetes research & education. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com