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Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-8816

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Richard J.A. Hemmer

Richard J.A. Hemmer, 90, Sandusky, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, in the Ohio Veterans Home.

He was born in Sandusky on October 21, 1922, and was a U.S Army veteran, serving in WWII.

He was employed by the former New Departure Hyatt for 33 years, retiring in 1979.

Richard was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, life member of the American Legion Post 83, Amvets Post 17, V.F.W. Post 2529 and the Disabled Vets. He was an avid fisherman, carpenter, building his own house, wintered in Fort Myers, FL, and loved to travel around the U.S.

He is survived by his children, Dennis L. (Pamela) Hemmer, Gallatin, TN, Martha J. (David) Custis, Newburgh, IN, and Sherry A. (Kenneth) Beucler, Curtice, OH; grandchildren, Caitlin Hemmer, Sarah (Frank) Kunf, Grace (John) Herl, Jara (JT) Dillingham, Carrie (Tony) Roby, and Nathan (Erin) Beucler; ten great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth M. (Poths) Hemmer in 2007; parents, Gustav and Alma (Ahlers) Hemmer; sisters, Dorothy Dahm and Margaret Russell, and a brother, Junior Hemmer.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 4-8 P.M. in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mill St., Sandusky, and also on Friday from 9:30 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:30 A.M. in St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Alan R. Swartz will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron, with the American Legion Post 83 Color Guard providing the military tribute.

Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's name to St. Paul Lutheran Church, or Stein Hospice , Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH, 44870. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at