Richard O. Wannemacher
Richard O. Wannemacher

PAYNE, Ohio — Richard O. Wannemacher, 90, of Payne, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

Richard was born in Payne on Nov. 11, 1923, a son of Eva (Pepiot) and Alphons Wannemacher.

He was a farmer all his life. Richard and his wife, Mildred, loved to travel and square dance.


He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding County Farm Bureau and the Payne Grange. Richard had been a past Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a Fourth Degree Knight.

On Feb. 4, 1942, he married Mildred Schmidt. She died March 10, 2010.

Richard will be sadly missed by children, Sue (Jerry) Zielke of Antwerp, Donna (Donna) of Camden, Michigan, Pat (Cliff) Wobler of Edgerton, Indiana, Dick (Sue) and Tom (Lou Ann); brother, Robert, all of Payne; son-in-law, Bill Woodring of Antwerp; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Woodring and 13 siblings.

Viewing is Wednesday, from 3 - 7:30 p.m., with a rosary & Knights of Columbus service at 7:30 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, where viewing is also Thursday, from 9 - 9:30 a.m.

His funeral mass is Thursday, at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne. He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are for Divine Mercy School or masses.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.