Bernard J. Lumbrezer (1921 – 2014)


1238967_510525325691455_306623646_n_thumb8Bernard J. “Dud” Lumbrezer, 92, of rural Fayette, died late Monday night, June 30, 2014, at the Fulton County Health Center. He was born July 24, 1921, in Richfield Center, OH, to the late Anthony and Caroline (Gerten) Lumbrezer. He married Ruth M. Hartigan on April 25, 1953, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Toledo, OH, and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2012.

Dud grew up in the Assumption, OH area and was a life-long farmer. In addition to his love of farming, he also enjoyed gardening, trips to the woods on his golf cart, and visiting with his family and friends. Bernard was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving Bernard are his son, Danny Lumbrezer of Fayette; a brother, James (Fay) Lumbrezer of Metamora, OH; a sister, Mary Ward of Metamora; a sister-in-law, Roseline Lumbrezer of Archbold, OH; three grandchildren, Lindsey Smith of Columbia, SC, Jennifer (Ken) Kusz of Toledo, and Amanda Black of Fayette; and four great-grandchildren, Autumn Black, Hunter Smith, Benjamin Kusz, and Justin Sim.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ruth, he was preceded in death by a daughter Vicki (and Warren) Black; a son in infancy, Patrick; two brothers, Cletus and Kenneth Lumbrezer; three sisters, Adeline Carter, Florine Domire, and Etharida Malosh; and a granddaughter, Erin Black.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial donations in honor of Bernard to Our Lady of Mercy Church, Gorham-Fayette Fire Department, or charity of choice.

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