Monday, July 8th, 2024
Thomas Hemmelgarn
Thomas H. Hemmelgarn age 77, of Saint Henry died Friday, July 5, 2024, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
Tom was born June 3, 1947, in Celina, Ohio to the late Cletus J. and Agnes (Knapke) Hemmelgarn. Surviving family members include Tom's siblings and in-laws: Marlene & Patrick McKinney of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Judy & Bill Schoenlein of Portland, Indiana, Jane & Randy Thobe of New Bremen, and Dan and Mary Ann Hemmelgarn of Saint Henry, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Thomas is preceded in death by an infant brother Ken Hemmelgarn.
Tom was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, the St. Henry Knights of Columbus, and the St. Henry Athletic Boosters. He graduated from St. Henry High School, Class of 1965. Tom first worked at Rutschilling's Sawmill in St. Henry, then moved on to Mersman's Table Co. in Celina for over 30 years, He later worked at Rindler Truss, and finally as a paper delivery man for The Daily Standard. Tom was one of St. Henry's biggest fans, and he held a season pass for the Redskin's boys basketball for 58 years. He also enjoyed the Cincinnati Reds and the UD Flyers.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 10, at St. Henry Catholic Church. Following the funeral mass, burial will take place in St. Henry Cemetery.
Family and Friends may call from 3 to 8 PM on Tuesday, July 9, or 9-10 AM on Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Henry Athletic Boosters.
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