DECATUR, IN — Eugene George Schlemmer, 81, Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2013 in the Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur, Indiana.
He was born on Saturday, April 23, 1932 in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of the late George Schlemmer and the late Lillian (Lehrman) Schlemmer. He married Rose Marie Scaer on Oct. 5, 1952 at St. John’s/Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy, Ohio and she survives.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Decatur where he served in many different offices within the church.
Gene was a successful, lifetime farmer; starting Schlemmer Farms in 1971, which is now owned and operated by his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are his sons, Kenneth (Rebecca) Schlemmer of Convoy, Ohio; Douglas (Patricia) Schlemmer of Monroeville, Indiana; Herbert (Laura) Schlemmer of Convoy, Ohio; six grandchildren: Kenny and Chad Schlemmer, Mandy Fuleki, Brian Schlemmer, Tessa Long, and Kara Beth Schlemmer; and seven great-grandchildren: Logan, Paxton, Levi, Deagan Schlemmer, Maya and Cassidy Schlemmer, Ava Roemer, Bentley and Braydon Schlemmer, and two additional great-grandchildren are expected in April.
Preceding Gene in death were three sons, Kirby in infancy, Gary in 1976 and Joseph in 1986; and one sister: Francile Sutton.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8538 N. 500 E. Decatur, Indiana with Pastor David Koeneman officiating. Interment will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Decatur, Indiana.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 in the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, 520 N. Second St. Decatur, IN and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to Immanuel Lutheran Church or St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School.