Daniel R. Eilerman, 59

Daniel R. Eilerman, 59, of Willowdell Road, Yorkshire, passed away early Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.  

Dan suffered a sudden cardiac event and had also been recovering from serious burns since May 14, 2013.  

He was born on Feb. 5, 1954, in Coldwater, to Bernard and Mary Lou (Moeller) Eilerman.  

On April 1, 1978, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein, Dan married Jeanette (Heitkamp) Eilerman who survives.  

Also surviving are six siblings, David (Ann) Eilerman, of Tipp City; Therese (Mark) Borchers, of Versailles; Julia (Bob) Zumburger, of Fort Loramie; James (Karen) Eilerman, of North Star; Phillip (Karen) Eilerman, of Bradford; Patrick (Connie) Eilerman, of Versailles; brother-in-law, William Broering of Yorkshire; father-in-law, Henry Heitkamp of Maria Stein; sisters and brothers-in-law Wilma and Michael DuLaney, of McCartyville; Louis and Deb Heitkamp, of Maria Stein; Harry and Marge Heitkamp of Maria Stein; Mary Ruth and David Feltz of Cassella; Chris and Bill Meinerding, of Fort Loramie, Rosie and Randy Bruns of Coldwater; Ted and Kelly Heitkamp of Chickasaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Wanda Broering; mother-in-law, Alvira Heitkamp and a brother-in-law, Joseph Heitkamp.  

Dan was a 1972 graduate of Versailles High School.  He also obtained machine maintenance certification attending adult studies at the Apollo Career Center in Lima.  

He was employed 37 years at the Minster Machine Co. and had also owned and operated Golf Carts Sales & Service, (a.k.a) Cart Shack.  

Dan attended St. Michael Catholic Church and was a member of Indian Lake Moose Lodge, Mercer County Elks, and the Newport Sportsman Club.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding.  

Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Friends may call 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.  

Memorials may be made to the Osgood Life squad or charity of donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed at GehretFuneralHome.com.