Donald Lee Wehmiller



Donald Lee Wehmiller, 85, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at Lutheran Community Home.

Born May 11, 1930, in Seymour, he was the son of Walter Henry and Hilda Sophia VonDielingen Wehmiller. He was married to Marguerite Louise “Margy” Hirtzel on Oct. 29, 1955, in Seymour. She passed away Feb. 8, 2006.

Don graduated from Shields High School in 1949. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army/Air Force. He served as a heavy equipment operator. Don was a farmer and retired Amoco truck driver. He enjoyed the outdoors, farming, horse racing and loved watching his grandchildren play sports.

Mr. Wehmiller was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, a past member of the Lutheran Men’s Chorus, the Weekend Warrior Camping Club and the Swing and Swayers Square Dance Club.

He is survived by his son, Kevin (Barbara) Wehmiller of Brownstown; his daughter, Rita (Rex) Robinson of Seymour; grandchildren, Cory A. (Sarah Hughbanks) Robinson, Blake M. (Patty) Robinson, Rex Robinson Jr., Jamie L. Wehmiller and Zachary D. Wehmiller; nine great-grandchildren, Baylee, Carlee, Cory Jr., Briar, Olivia, Ashton, Blake Jr., Christena and Ella Robinson; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen (Homer) Treadway, Judy Gagen and Janie (Tom) Richart; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister and brother-in-law, Norma J. (John) Spieker; brother and sister-in-law, Lynn ”Kenny” (Ida) Wehmiller; and great-grandchild, Logan Allen Robinson.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church officiated by the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, the Rev. Philip Bloch and Vicar Alex Hoffmeyer. Visitation will be at Burkholder Funeral Chapel on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 89, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Veterans 7, all of Seymour.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schneck Medical Hospice or Lutheran Community Home.

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