Forrest F. Nedderman, 102, of the New Bremen/St. Marys area, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at the Otterbein Community of St. Marys.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1910, northwest of New Bremen, the son of William and Florentina (Witte) Nedderman, and they preceded him in death.
On March 29, 1932, he married Marie Wiehe, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 1957. In 1960, he married Catherine (Fellabaum) Hoyer, and she preceded him in death in 1985.
Survivors include a son, Bernard (Barbara) Nedderman of New Bremen; a daughter, Phyllis (Melvin) Fledderjohann of St. Marys; a stepdaughter, Jean Carr of Perrysburg; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine great-stepgrandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lavon Dicke of New Bremen.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Alfred, Marvin and Robert Nedderman; a stepgrandchild; a stepson-in-law, William Carr.
Mr. Nedderman was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He enjoyed his many years of raising animals and working his farm. He also was a carpenter, remodeling several homes and designing and building his home in Findlay. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.
Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
The family will receive friends one hour before the services on Monday at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the church memorial fund.
Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigfh.com.