Mervin J. Quellhorst, 82, of New Bremen, died at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1929, in St. Marys Township, the son of Clarence and Aurelia (Donnerberg) Quellhorst, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 5, 1953, he married Jeannette A. Vogel, and she survives near New Bremen.
Also surviving are his children, Jerry (Janet) Quellhorst of Pickerington, Thomas (Becky) Quellhorst, Bruce (Terri) Quellhorst, both of New Bremen, and Dean (Susan) Quellhorst of New Knoxville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Dr. Ralph (Sue) Quellhorst of Powell.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jean Opperman; infant twin brothers, Howard and Norman Quellhorst.
Mr. Quellhorst was a member of the St. Peter’s CCCC in New Bremen. He was a former member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where he was a past deacon and president of the Church Consistory. He was a charter member of the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Club, where he was a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was with many various farm organizations and served as president of many of them.
He was with the 315th Corp. Eng. with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a life member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen. He was also a life member of the New Bremen Historic Association.
He was a 1947 graduate of New Bremen High School. He was with German Farmers Insurance for 45 years and served as treasurer and president. He farmed for more than 65 years, was a clerk at auctions for 26 years and was a salesman of John Deere products for 25 years with the Spencerville Implement and Willowdale Sales.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen, with the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s Church Memorial Fund or to the New Bremen Historic Association.
Condolences may be left at GilbergHartwigfh.com.