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Thomas E. ‘Tom’ Bodenmiller


A lifetime native of Jackson Center and resident of 22026 Wise Road, Jackson Center, Thomas E. ‘Tom’ Bodenmiller, 75, passed away peacefully at 1:19 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in the Wilson Memorial Hospital emergency room.

He was born in Pemberton on July 19, 1938, to the late Fred and Eileen Valentine Bodenmiller.               

On Feb. 25, 1956, Tom was married to Marcella Pittman and she survives in Jackson Center. Tom also is survived by his children, Cindy (Rick) Mangen of Troy and Thomas Bodenmiller, Lori (Reed) Burch and Lisa Bodenmiller, all of Jackson Center; grandchildren, Angela (Randy) Hersh of Lima, Dan (Susan) Schmiesing of Seymour, Tenn., Andy (Stacy) Schmiesing of St. Marys, Mitch Bodenmiller of Sidney, Kristen (Ryan) Geuy, Craig (Kella) Bodenmiller and Ryan Burch, all of Jackson Center, Ashley (Ryan) Osysko of Troy and Gail (Mike) Lindeman of Wapakoneta; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother and sisters, Mary Rickey, Maxine Bowden and Richard Bodenmiller, all of Sidney, Francis Fridley of Anna, Joanne Free and Rosie Mullen, both of Botkins, Don (Carolyn) Bodenmiller of Port Jefferson and Fred (Evelyn) Bodenmiller of Jackson Center; and many nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Bodenmiller; one son, Tony Bodenmiller; and siblings, Geraldine Brown, Robert Bodenmiller, Kenneth Bodenmiller, Helen Ingersol and Florence Yohey.

Tom retired from Airstream in Jackson Center after 46 years of dedicated service. He loved to go fishing, enjoyed his garden and was a collector of antique farm tractors.

He was a member of the Buckeye Farm Antique Tractor Association in Wapakoneta and the Pasco United Methodist Church, Pasco. He was a strong supporter of the Shelby County 4-H Program and was a 4-H adviser for more than 20 years.

Above all, Tom was most proud of his family. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his brothers and sisters. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, where a funeral is celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Randy Locker of the Anna/Botkins United Methodist Church officiating. Interment is at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.

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