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Omer M. Hickerson, 79, of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on April 6, 1933, in Anna, to Martin Oliver and Margarette (Koverman) Hickerson, and they preceded him in death.
On April 30, 1955, he married Vernita Koeper, and she survives in New Bremen.
He is also survived by his children, Thomas (Beth) Hickerson of Pinckney, Mich., Carol (Don) Pierce of Houston, Joyce (Mike) Topp of New Bremen, June (Douglas) Drieling of Ludlow Falls, Ike (Mia) Hickerson of Troy and Jane (Brent) Price Sommerville, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, John Henry Hickerson of Berryville, Va.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jess Hickerson; his siblings, Richard, Morris, Virginia Tincher, Martin, Roger, Rodney and Alma May Chambers.
He was a veteran of the Marine Corps during the Korean War and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was a lifetime member of the Fort Loramie American Legion, Sidney Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Sidney Disabled American Veterans. He was a Gold Card Recipient from the Bricklayers Local 22 and an avid fisherman and hunter.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Houston Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the Houston Congregational Christian Church in Houston. Full military honors will be conducted by the Fort Loramie Firing Squad at the cemetery.
The family requests donations be made to Wilson Hospice or to the New Bremen Rescue Squad. Condolences may be left at Hogenkampfh.com.