Thomas Buddelmeyer


HOLGATE — Thomas A. Buddelmeyer, 81, Holgate, died Monday morning, June 3, 2019, at Vancrest of Holgate.

His Legacy… Tom was born July 4, 1937, to Alfred and Theresa (Stechschulte) Buddelmeyer in Avis, Ohio. He was a long-time truck driver for the Farmer’s Elevator. Tom was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a retired Lieutenant for the New Bavaria Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Sons of the AMVETS New Bavaria Post 599 and a social member of the VFW.

His Family… He is survived by his sons, Richard (Diane) Buddelmeyer of Little River, South Carolina and Scott Buddelmeyer, Holgate; grandchildren, Nicholas, and Brittni; great-grandson Nicholas; and siblings, Norma Phillips of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Jane Inkrott of Indianapolis, Ind., Henry (Darlene) Buddelmeyer of Glandorf, Clete (June) Buddelmeyer of Fairborn, Ohio, RoseAnn (Gene) Warnecke of Glandorf and Margie Nienberg, Ottawa; brother-in-law, Norm Balbaugh, Miller City; and sister-in-law, Marvell Buddelmeyer, Glandorf. He was preceded in death by s son, Mark; grandson, Matthew; sister, JoAnn Balbaugh; brother, James Buddelmeyer; and brother-in-laws, Bill Phillips, Steve Inkrott and Charles Nienberg.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate, on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and again at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service. A fireman’s last call service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., with Father Cunnungham presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Tom’s memory to Vancrest Health Care Center activity fund or the donor’s choice. Please visit to leave online condolences.

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