Larry Fledderjohann, 68

Larry Fledderjohann, 68, of 12093 Plattner Pike, St. Marys, died at 9:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1943, in Lima, the son of Vernon and Gladys (Stroh) Fledderjohann, and his mother preceded him in death on Jan. 15. He father preceded him in death as well.

On June 27, 1964, he married Paula Bubp, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his two sons, Mark (Shelly) Fledderjohann of St. Marys and Mike (Samantha Menke) Fledderjohann of New Knoxville; four grandchildren, Garet Fledderjohann, Calen Fledderjohann, Haydn Fledderjohann and Kamryn Fledderjohann; his siblings, Linda (David) Michael of Madison, Wisc., Nancy Archer of Sidney and Jay (Dee) Fledderjohann of New Knoxville; a sister-in-law, Carol (Norval) Kohlhorst of Maumee; a brother-in-law, Gene (Eileen) Bubp of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a 1961 graduate of New Knoxville High School. Larry was a lifelong farmer in the family dairy and later in partnership with his brother, Jay, in the Johann Acres Family Farm, assisted by his son Mike.

He had been a member of the Democratic Central Committee since 1983 and a member of the Democratic Executive Committee since 1990. He served Auglaize County in a job he loved on the board of elections since 2003, and had just been unanimously re-elected to another term.

He was Auglaize County Democrat of the Year in 2000.

Larry enjoyed collecting milk bottles from local dairies of the past, as well as old tools, antiques and other interesting items. He served many years on the zoning board of appeals. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their various activities.

Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. David Michael and the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ, where memorial gifts may be directed to the Auglaize County Dog Warden or to the New Knoxville Historical Society.

Condolences may be sent to the family via

Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.