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Larry J. Rismiller February 9, 1949 - July 24, 2018

LARRY J. RISMILLER, age 70

Of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 6:57 P.M. at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on February 9, 1948 in Darke County, Ohio, the son of the late Herbert J. and Barbara L. (Tharp) Rismiller. On July 26, 1969, he married Bonnie L. Burns, and she survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are their children and their spouses Kim (Brad) Waterman of New Knoxville, Brian (Julie) Rismiller of Sidney, Rob (Krista) Rismiller of Monroe, Ohio, seven grandchildren; Melissa and Jay Waterman, Jenna and A.J. Rismiller, and Alyssa, Avery, and Camden Rismiller, a brother Tom (Gwyn) Rismiller of Versailles, and a sister Sue (Bryan Sharp) Rismiller of Greenville. Along with his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Diane (Charles) Seger.

Larry was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He was a 1966 graduate of Versailles High School. Larry proudly served our country as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War, where he earned the rank of Sergeant. For his bravery and service to our nation, Larry was awarded four Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. He was a member of the Chickasaw VFW, the DAV, and was a member of the New Bremen American Legion Post 241, where he had been Past Commander. For many years he managed the fertilizer plant in New Bremen, and was also in seed sales until his retirement in 2011. After his retirement, Larry drove school bus for several years for the Auglaize County Developmental Disabilities program. In his spare time, Larry could often be found riding around on his motorcycle. He and Bonnie loved to travel, and took many trips with their friends and family. They especially enjoyed taking trips to the beach, and trips to visit Larry’s Marine Corps friends. Together they also enjoyed attending and playing in tennis tournaments, playing softball, boating, and attending their grandchildren’s sporting events.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ with the Pastor Dee Schroer officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery near North Star. Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bremen American Legion. Condolences to the Rismiller family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ with the Pastor Dee Schroer officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery near North Star. Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bremen American Legion. Condolences to the Rismiller family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.

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    Mary Jo Severt says

    Bonnie and Family,
    I am so very Sorry to read of Larry’s passing. Such a shock. Always a Smile on His face and always fun times when he was around. May God wrap His Loving arms around You and give You and Your Family Strength in the hard times ahead and Comfort in knowing that Larry is in God’s hands now.

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    Mike, Barb & Martin Holdren says

    Bonnie, Kim, Brian, Rob and families,
    Prayers and Hugs to all. Larry had an infectious smile and was a wonderful human being.

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    Mark & Terri Doenges says

    Dear Bonnie and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Kathy and Wayne Gruebmeyer says

    Dear Bonnie and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a great husband, father and friend. He had that infectious smile and calm demeanor that will be missed.

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    Keith and Nancy Brooks says

    Bonnie and family. Keith and I are so sorry for your loss. Larry was a good neighbor and friend. He will be missed. I’m so glad we had a chance to talk with him just two weeks ago.

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    Shee Key says

    Larry will always be remembered fondly. He leaves behind a wonderful family and will be truly missed. But though he will be missed, we are not without hope because Jehovah God’s promise of a resurrection assures us that Larry will live again. Continue to endure with that hope and the strength that only Jehovah God can provide. John 5:28, 29

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    LISA THOBE says

    So sorry for your loss. Larry was so good with the kids on the bus. Hold tight to your memories.

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    John and Barb Valentine says

    Bonnie and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We are sending our condolences to all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength to carry on. Cherish all the memories you have made. We remember all the good ole days from our tennis matches. We will be out of town and will miss the services. GOD speed.

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    Steve Topp says

    Rob, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your dad was a great man and will truly be missed.

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    Bill & Patsy says

    Bill(Mac) and Patsy
    We are so sorry to hear of Larry passing. We have wonderful memories from our
    Reunions and the times you visited in Arizona. Larry has all the fresh orange juice he wants now.
    Sorry we cannot make the trip, but we will talk soon. Love to you and the family

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    Ross Watercutter says

    Bonnie & Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I definitely will miss that man! Always had a smile on his face. Such an amazing guy who was proud to serve his country and family!👼🇺🇸 RIP Larry

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    Roger and Cheryl Barlage says

    So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to the Rismiller family.

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    Alice Brandt Appel says

    Dear Bonnie and Family,

    Dave and I are so sorry to hear about the untimely passing of Larry. May God’s love enfold you and yours during this difficult time.

    With love,

    Alice and David (Brandt) Appel

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    Joe & Stacy Weaver says

    Bonnie, Kim and Family,
    Our condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grand-father and brother. Our prayers go out to your family in this time of sorrow.

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    Nick Buschur says

    Bonnie and Family,

    I’m very sad to lose a good friend from over 50 years. I have lots of memories of Larry, all good. From the first time I met him, he was a genuinely nice guy with a good heart…and he stayed that way. Every time we saw each other, there was always a big hug involved. With his huge barrel chest, for me it was like hugging a warm redwood tree. I will miss Larry!

    Semper Fi my friend,

    -Nick

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    Alan Borchers says

    Bonnie & Family My brothers Orv , Joe and I played softball with Larry on the Ahrens team at Versailles. He was a wonderful teammate, level headed and always had a big infectious smile. I still remember the league championship game when he was injured in a collision at homeplate in the first
    inning. A reasonable person would have left for the emergency room immediately. Larry however, cheered us on from the bench. It worked too, we had a comeback rally in the last inning and won. That is one of my favorite game memories. Yes, he will be missed!

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    Alice Hartwig says

    My sympathy to you and your family, Bonnie. Blessings to you.

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    Robert Clifton says

    Dear Bonnie & Family,

    My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there to pay my respects to a good man, friend, and fellow Marine but unfortunately I’m having some health issues myself right now that made it impossible to make the trip. I didn’t know Larry in Vietnam as we were there at different times back then. However, our friendship grew from the reunions and small gatherings our band of brothers have had over the years. I’m certain he was a good and dedicated Marine as I know that is the type of person he was. Larry will certainly be missed by all, especially by his Marine brothers as our numbers are slowly diminishing. I will miss his smiling face and the friendship he extended to me. I pray for you and your family to be strong in this time of sorrow. Please stay in touch with the “boys”.

    Our Deepest Regrets and Condolences,

    (Sgt.) Bob & Melody Clifton
    Lima Co. 3/4, 2nd Infantry Platoon
    08/67-09/68

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    Mary Moeller says

    May God be with you and your families at the loss of Larry.
    May he rest in peace.

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    Marlene (Smith) Froning says

    My deepest condolences to Bonnie and families. Larry was always a great guy he loved life. He always had a smile. Thank you Larry for serving your country. He will be missed by many. May God bless you and comfort in the days ahead.. Larry was a classmate.

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    Alan Dock says

    So sorry about Larry passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Alan & Becky Dock

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