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Norman G. “Ez” Wierwille, 80

June 20, 2014

Norman G. “Ez” Wierwille, 80, of 310 S. East St., New Knoxville, died at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1934, in New Knoxville, the son of Ezra and Lenora (Katterheinrich) Wierwille.

He married Lillian Schroer on Sept. 4, 1954, at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, and she survives at the residence.

Mr. Wierwille is also survived by his two children, Steven (Marcia) Wierwille of New Knoxville, Beth (Chuck) Shreve of New Knoxville, by his five grandchildren, Kim (David) Meyer, Dan (Brittany) Wierwille; Nikki Shreve, Colton Shreve and Tyler Shreve, by his three great-grandchildren, Alayna Meyer, Adalee Meyer and Evan Wierwille, all of New Knoxville. He is survived by three sisters, Arlene Dicus of St. Marys, Gloria (Lee) Schroer of New Knoxville and Alberta Gambrel of Sidney.

Mr. Wierwille was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Marjorie Wierwille.

Mr. Wierwille was a 1952 graduate of New Knoxville High School. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1996, and he had previously worked at Stamco and Moulton Gas Co.

He was a lifelong resident of New Knoxville and had served on the Zoning Board, New Knoxville Electric Board and Pilger Ruhe Cemetery Board. He was a lifelong member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he had served as a deacon. He loved family so much and enjoyed the grandchildren and great-grandchildren immensely. He loved wood working and playing golf.

Funeral rites will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, the Rev. Dr. David Williams, officiant.

Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where memorial gifts may be given to either the Radio Broadcast Fund of the church or to the American Heart Fund. Condolences may be sent to Mr. Wierwille’s family via .

Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral rites on Monday in the Heritage Room of the Church.

Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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