February 24, 1931 - September 29, 2019
Anthony Raymond Eilerman,
Age 88, of Louis Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Sunday afternoon, September 29, 2019, at the Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio. He was born February 24, 1931, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Anton and Elizabeth (Sommer) Eilerman. On August 25, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Egypt, Tony married Evelyn C. (Bohman) Eilerman who survives. Also surviving are two of three children, Charles & Lisa Eilerman of Dayton, Lisa & Andrew Sommer of Anna and Jim Eilerman (dec.); four grandchildren: Erin & Dan Salter, Nicole & Ben Kuck, Baylee Sommer and Reilly Sommer along with three great-grandchildren, Lincoln Kuck, Everleigh Kuck and Ethan Salter; one brother, Vernon & Vera Eilerman of Minster and sisters & brothers-in-law: Marie Eilerman of Fort Loramie, Velma Mescher of Coldwater, Luella Prenger of Coldwater, Norman & Lorena Bohman of Maria Stein, Dorothy Barlage of Minster and Joan Wuebker of Minster as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by ten siblings: Louetta & Ray Pleiman, Adolph & Verona Eilerman, Albert & Marie Eilerman, Paul & Vic Eilerman, Teckala & Urban Bergman, Verona & Ben Schemmel, Mary & Lawrence Kuether, Bertha & Harold Wenning, John Eilerman and infant Alfred Eilerman as well as several sisters & brothers-in-law: Rita & Urban Buening, Robert Mescher, Greg Prenger, Vernon Barlage and Fritz Wuebker.
Mr. Eilerman served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was engaged in dairy farming until retiring in 1996. He then continued to help his neighbors with farming. Years ago Tony had also been employed at the former Fort Loramie Mills and Apple Farm Implement in Covington. Tony was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355, Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1391 and the Shelby County Farm Bureau. Tony enjoyed fishing and hunting, following his grandchildren's activities and playing farm with his great-grandson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Thursday, October 3, 2019, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Friends may call Wednesday 3:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Research, the American Heart Assoc. or charity of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.