David F. Hegemier, 84, of 18590 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died on Monday, July 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was on born June 22, 1927, in Auglaize County, the son of August and Esther (Roediger) Hegemier, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Virginia “Ginny” Glass, and she survives him at the residence.
He is also survived by his seven children, Donna Tinnerman of New Knoxville, Dan (Joann) Hegemier of St. Marys, Jess (Marta) Hegemier of League City, Texas, Tim (Anne) Hegemier of New Knoxville, Jeff (Ireta) Hegemier of Hudson, Tessa (Scott) Koppin of Anna, Julie Hegemier of New Knoxville; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Roland Hegemier of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Hegemier, Roger Hegemier and William Hegemier; a son-in-law, Larry Tinnerman.
Dave was a 1945 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He was a lifelong farmer. He had played fast pitch softball for teams in Buckland, St. Marys and Moulton. Dave belonged to the Ohio Good Sam Club Choir and was a charter member of the Moonwalkers RV Club. He had formerly served on the New Knoxville Board of Education and was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he had served as a deacon and elder of the church. He also sang in the choir for many years. He enjoyed camping and traveling. He will be remembered as a man who deeply loved his family and loved spending time with them.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys. Memorial donations may be directed to the Radio Broadcast Fund of the First United Church of Christ or Auglaize Industries. Condolences may be sent to Dave’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.