Herbert L. Garmatter, age 84, of Lima died 2:15 a.m., Tuesday Oct. 22 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born April 22, 1929 in Bluffton, Ohio to William and Kathryn Kohli Garmatter who preceded him in death. He married Joy Hahn Sloan Oct. 6, 1962 and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Garmatter spent his life in the farming business. He retired from Ohio Mushroom Company after 30 years and he was a member of the Kewpee Coffee Club.
Survivors include: 6 children: Leota (Clarence) Rowe of Lima, Bennie (Cathy) Sloan of Wapak, Mike (Peggy) Sloan of Wapak, Leslie (Mike) Long of Lima, Brian (Kim) Garmatter of Elida and Darren Garmatter of Lima; 12 grandkids: Tina Mason of Columbus, Phil (Cheri) Mason of Lafayette, Stacie (Troy) Green of Wapak, Bennie Sloan, III of Colorado, Mike (Sherri) Sloan of Elida, Travis (Jennifer) of Alger, Michelle (Bryon) Cox of Lima, Brian C. Garmatter of Elida, Nichole (Adam) Hoehn of Elida, Josh , Jordan and Bradon Garmatter all of Lima, 21 great grandchildren: Taylor, Bailee, Logan, Logan, Alexis, Brooke (Tony), Troy, Jr., Tiffany, Megan, TJ, Austin, Olyvia, Jake, Lexie, Katie, Mackenzie, Alan’na, Brynden, Jude, Kaden and Avery and 2 great great grandkids: Triton and Paisleigh.
He was preceded in death by his step mother Sylvia Rupert.
The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m., Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home with Pastor Jackie Green officiating and burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm