Theodore W. Bostelman

Sept. 29, 1939-Aug. 31, 2019

Theodore W. Bostelman, 79, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed way Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 29, 1939, in Napoleon to Theodore and Alma (Damman) Bostelman.

Ted was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, where he served as an Elder. He worked for Dinner Bell for more than 30 years and was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer. Ted was a longtime supporter of the 4-H clubs and was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Maumee Valley Retired Iron Club and enjoyed restoring and collecting antique tractors. Ted enjoyed following the Ohio State Buckeyes and the New York Yankees. His greatest joy was watching the grandkids sporting events and cheering on the Wildcats.

Ted is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margery; children, Ted (Patty), Dwight “Ike” (Heather) and Marcia (Bob) Gobrogge; grandchildren, Curtis (Cagney) Bostelman, Sophia Bostelman, Nicole Bostelman, Benjamin Bostelman and Seth Gobrogge; great-grandchildren, Cash and Ridge Bostelman and Bronson, Taelor and Corbin Baden. Also surviving are siblings, Fran Behrman and Wilbert (Ida) Bostelman; and in-law, Dick (Elaine) Mahnke.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Raymond Behrman and Kenny (Rita) Behrens.

Friends and family will be received at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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