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Homer L. Stutsman, 75, of Botkins, went home to be with the Lord at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Homer was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Sidney, to Frances (Shannon Stutsman) Kah and Homer Woodrow Stutsman, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 4, 1958, he married Roslyn (Ahlers) Stutsman, and she survives.
He is also survived by five children, Kevin (Mary) Stutsman of Hot Springs, Ark., Tracey (Tami) Stutsman of Buckland, Caelynn (Michael) Bradshaw of New Breman, Susan (John Jr.) Covelli of Troy and Deanna (Greg) Steinke of Beckley, W.Va.; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kevin Stutsman II (Sarah), Trystan and Brooklyn, Rebekah Stutsman-Robbins (Joshua Robbins) and Renee, Shannon, Chelsea, Taylor and Melita Stutsman, Michael Abernathy, Leigh-Ann (Eric) Norris, Oliver Stutsman, Kristin, Kortney and Kyle Bradshaw, Kara (Jordan) Rodgers and Wesley, Joshua and Stephanie and Covelli, Brent, Ryan, Bethany and Trey Steinke; numerous stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren; a twin brother, Woodrow (Patty) Stutsman; a sister, Louise Poore; a half-sister, Dorothy (Homer) Stengel; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, David John Stutsman; one half-sister, Connie Kah.
For 59 years, Homer was employed at Ridley USA, formerly Botkins Grain & Feed, Provico and Hubbard Milling. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards, loved sports and was an avid follower of the Cincinnati Reds. He was a quiet man with a wry sense of humor. Homer had some favorite dishes he loved cooking for his family.
Homer was a member of the Eagles, Wapakoneta Chapter.
Homer accepted the Lord as his personal saviour on April 28 and attended Calvary Chapel Church in Minster.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with son-in-law Michael Bradshaw and Greg Steinke officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery, Swanders.
The family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Wilson Memorial Hospital Home Health and Hospice in Homer’s memory.
On line memories may be expressed to the family at TheAdamsFuneralHome.com.