Thomas A. Buddelmeyer

July 4, 1937-June 3, 2019

Thomas A. Buddelmeyer, age 81, of Holgate died Monday morning, June 3, 2019, at Vancrest of Holgate.

His legacy … Tom was born July 4, 1937, to Alfred and Theresa (Stechschulte) Buddelmeyer in Avis, Ohio. He was a long-time truck driver for the Farmer’s Elevator. Tom was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a retired Lieutenant for the New Bavaria Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Sons of the AMVETS New Bavaria Post #599, and a social member of the V.F.W.

His family … He is survived by his sons, Richard (Diane) Buddelmeyer, Little River, South Carolina, and Scott Buddelmeyer, Holgate; grandchildren, Nicholas, and Brittni; great-grandson, Nicholas; and siblings, Norma Phillips, Jacksonville, Florida, Mary Jane Inkrott, Indianapolis, Indiana, Henry (Darlene) Buddelmeyer, Glandorf, Clete (June) Buddelmeyer, Fairborn, Ohio, RoseAnn (Gene) Warnecke, Glandorf, Margie Nienberg, Ottawa; brother-in-law, Norm Balbaugh, Miller City; and sister-in-law, Marvell Buddelmeyer, Glandorf.

He was preceded in death by son, Mark; grandson, Matthew; sister, JoAnn Balbaugh; brother, James Buddelmeyer; brothers-in-law, Bill Phillips, Steve Inkrott and Charles Nienberg.

His farewell services … Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William St., Holgate, Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and again at the church from 9:30 until the service. A Fireman’s last call service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., Father Cunningham presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Tom’s memory to Vancrest Health Care Center Activity Fund or to the donor’s choice.

Please visit ZachrichFuneralHome.com to leave online condolences.

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