Rev. G. Allan Fillman


PAULDING -- Reverend G. Allan Fillman, 62, of Paulding, passed away March 7, 2014, at his residence.

Father Fillman was born in Defiance on September 17, 1951, a son of William H. Fillman and Mary "Monica" (Justinger) Fillman. He was ordained a Catholic priest on June 11, 1977, at Holy Rosary Cathedral by the Most Reverend John A. Donovan. He was an associate pastor at Fostoria St. Wendelin, (1977-82); Toledo Blessed Sacrament (1982-89); chaplain/teacher at Tiffin Calvert High School (1989-99); sacramental minister at Tiffin Heidelberg College (1989-90); chaplain at Tiffin Sisters of St. Francis (1989-99); pastor at Paulding St. Joseph and Payne St. John the Baptist (now Antwerp Paulding and Payne Divine Mercy (1999-present).

Father Fillman will be sadly missed by his father, William Fillman of Defiance; brother, Pat (Martha) of Sherwood; sisters-in-law, Helene of Thermopolis, Wyo., and Greta (Tom) Porter of Defiance; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Monica; and brothers, Mike and Bill.

Reception of the body and midafternoon prayer will be at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Paulding, Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m., with visitation until 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 12, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9-10:45 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Paulding. A luncheon will be held immediately after Mass. He will be laid to rest privately in St. Stephen Cemetery, The Bend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred for Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 417 N. Main St., Paulding, Ohio 45879. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

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