Donald L. Armer, age 71 Lima, died 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. He was born July 4, 1938 in St. Johns, Ohio. He is the son of Benjamin and Phyllis Geirhart Armer. Both parents are deceased. On December 31, 1980 he married Betty Joan Armer who died September 24, 2002.
He is survived by his life companion Patricia “Pat” Boday of Lima; 1 son – Steven Michael Armer of Missouri; 2 daughters – Denise (Chris) Burden of Florida; Robin (Craig Sipes) Niles of Shawnee; 10 step children – John (Holly) Beer of Colorado; Kevin Beer of Powell, Ohio; Mark (Joanna) Beer of Texas; David (Debbie) Beer of Texas; Scott Beer of Colorado; Cindy (John) Sloan of Texas; Julie (Stan) Kirkendall of Oklahoma; Karen (Moose) Robertson of Colorado; Jim (Deb) Boday of Waynesfield; Mark (Kathy) Boday of Kenton; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; many step grandchildren; 2 brothers – Benjamin Armer, Jr. of Cridersville; David (Marilyn) Armer of Wapakoneta; 1 sister – Libby Eichman of Springfield.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Sandy Buggle Kinkle who died in 2002; a brother – George Armer; 2 sisters – Charlotte Spees and Jean Campbell.
Mr. Armer had worked as a machinist with Ohio Steel, Clark Equipment Company and had then retired as a truck driver with Trinity Industry. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who appreciated the outdoors. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 2654 of Wapakoneta and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Wapakoneta. He treasured his little dog Maggie. Mr. Armer was a renowned chef with his family. He had also survived in the Army National Guard.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. R. J. Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery north of Cridersville.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Putnam County Hospice Organization.
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am