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Bernard  J. Hemmelgarn
  • Minster Athletic Boosters
    P.O. Box 59
    Minster, OH 45865
  • Elmwood Assisted Living Activitiy Fund
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“We are sorry for your loss. We've been out of town but wanted to express our sympathy. I will always remember Ben for his cute comments when the...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Bornhorst - Minster, OH

“So sorry for the loss of your father, Duff. I think Minster's #1 fan would be a fitting title! I remember him at all of our basketball games. He...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Tanya Langenkamp - Washington, DC

“Sorry we missed the arrangements for your father and grandfather Ben. All of the Hemmelgarn family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Allen and Gail MESCHER

“I have so many wonderful memories of Ben. He taught me so much. I will never forget the fun loving person he was. He is one of those people who...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Hemmelgarn - OH

“Ben was one of the happiest people with his magnetic smile who always made you happy. Ben always called Alan the Indiana hillbilly, however Alan was...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Alan and Jeannie Gudorf Lowe - FL

“Great memories of Grandpa Ben will live in our hearts forever. I feel honored and blessed to have his blood running through my veins. His values...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Love, Angie, Steve, Jackie, Maddie and Margot - OH

“I have a clear and warm memory of Bernie. While in high school I worked for the Minster Utility Department part-time. We took our summer coffee...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Daniel Moorman - Minster, OH

“So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a very kind person and a very avid fan. He touched the lives of many of the youths in our...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Barb and Jay Morsey - Minster

“Condolences to the Hemmelgarn family on behalf of Grand Lake Hospice. I was able to witness the humor of Ben during one of my visits to him. Very...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Pastor Josh Andrews - St Marys, OH

“What a great guy. Always the life of the party. He was a great civic minded person, a big Minster athletic booster and a great father. What an...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Jerry & Kay Dippold - St. Henry, OH

“He will always live on in your hearts, his memory will never fade. Our parents were friends when I was growing up. I can remember some fun parties...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Liz and Monty McDermitt

“Though I didn't know Ben well, I experienced his good humor when my husband was a resident at Elmwood. He was always pleasant and congenial and...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Marilyn Sommer

“We just found out about Uncle Ben's death. We want to express our sympathy to Carol. Marlene, Duke, Duff, and Babe. Uncle Ben was such a fun loving...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: John and Dianne Dippold

“A tremendous loss for a tremendous man in our community. We will both miss him. We have great memories of Ben fishing on our property at the lake. ...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Robert and Dorothy Lammers - OH

“Duff and the Hemmelgarn family Condolences on your loss Ryan /Aimee Geise ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Ryan Geise - Troy, OH

“Duff, Mo, Babe, & the entire Hemmelgarn family Condolences on your loss. Ben was a truely wonderful person. Kind, caring, and always ready to help...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Dale & Sandy Schmitmeyer

“Heaven gained a beautiful angel today and Grandpa is reunited with the love of his life. Rest in peace Grandpa, we love you! Beth, Mike and family ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Wente - Miinster, OH

“Uncle Ben is the coolest guy I ever met period. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Rick Gerlach - Saint Henry, OH

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Bernard J. Hemmelgarn age 97 formerly of east Sixth St. , Minster, Ohio died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen, Ohio. He was born on January 16, 1917 in Cranberry Prairie, Ohio to the late Charles & Philomena (Goettemoeller) Hemmelgarn. He married Alvina M. Overman on June 17, 1939 at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Ohio. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2009. He is survived by children Carol & Jim Opperman, New Bremen, Marlene & Larry Prenger, Minster, Ronald & Diane Hemmelgarn Villa Ridge, MO, Dennis "Duff" Hemmelgarn, Minster & Paulette (Babe) Hemmelgarn, Elmwood, New Bremen, 16 grandchildren & 1 deceased, 42 great grandchildren & 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters Olive Huwer, Katherine Budde, Cecelia Albers, and Sister Lelia Hemmelgarn, brothers Paul, Albert & Justin. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, St. Augustine Men's Choir for over 40 years, F.O.E. #1391 Minster, Minster Athletic Boosters & Booster of the Year. He was a life member of the Minster Civic Association & Citizen of the Year in 1989. He volunteered in the construction of Minster Memorial Stadium, was an avid sports fan & enjoyed fishing. He retired as owner and operator on the Mobile Service Station Minster and as a Realtor for Red Kuck Realty. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 Saturday, February 22, 2014 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster with Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 21, 2014 and from 9:00 to 9:30 AM on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to the Minster Athletic Boosters and the Elmwood Activity Fund. Condolences may be made at