Ernest E. Wenning, 81, of New Bremen, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2013, at the Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born on Nov. 13, 1931, in Carthagena.
He was the son of Ben H. and Bernadine (Weitzel) Wenning.
On Jan. 9, 1954, he married Joan M. Evers, and she survives in New Bremen. Also surviving is his daughter, Phyllis Schwartz of New Bremen; son, Mark (Nancy) Wenning of Bowling Green; his grandchildren, Ashley Wenning of Bowling Green and Greg Wenning of Pemberville; and his sister, Viola Miller of Fort Recovery. Preceding him in death were five brothers, two sisters and his son in law, Werner Schwartz.
Mr. Wenning was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He had attended the St. Henry High School and enjoyed fishing trips with his family and friends. He was an auto mechanic and had retired from Huelsman Automotive in Chickasaw after more than 30 years of service. He also worked at the former Dicke Service Station in New Bremen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach, officiating.
Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home New Bremen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Lake Hospice or to the Cancer Association of Auglaize County.
Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.