ZACHARY D. HEMMELGARN, age 32,
Of Powell, and formerly of New Bremen, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at his residence. He was born on February 21, 1989 in St. Marys, the son of Kenneth and Amy (Thompson) Hemmelgarn, and Michele (Schaefer) and Richard Rohr all of New Bremen. On December 31, 2019, he married Bailey L. Penhorwood who survives in Powell along with their four legged children Motley and Marie. Also surviving are his brothers Jarod (Alexis Way) Hemmelgarn of Indianapolis and Spencer (Kelsie) Rohr of Springboro, sisters Tilor (Jordan) Weber of Cincinnati and Samantha Hemmelgarn of New Bremen, his father and mother in-law Greg and Stacy Penhorwood of Bellefontaine, and sister-in-law Riley Penhorwood of Louisville, KY. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandparents: Harold and Susie Hemmelgarn of New Bremen, Judy Gehle of New Bremen, Jim and Barb Rohr of Chickasaw, Johnny and Rose Thompson of New Knoxville, Tim and Marcia Tillman of Bellefontaine, Gary and Lynn McLaughlin of Bellefontaine, and Doug and Rosemary Penhorwood of Bellefontaine, along with a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Zac was preceded in death by his grandfathers David Schaefer and Don Gehle, and his beloved dog Evie.
Zac was a 2007 graduate of New Bremen High School and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate certificate. He loved to play cards, lose at poker and just spend time with his large extended family. Zac was a great friend to many; and his friends meant the world to him. He enjoyed the countless hours they spent together in various activities over the years. He was a diehard OSU Buckeyes fan to say the least, and he never turned down a round of golf. He and Bailey loved to host friends in their home and Zac would cook great appetizers for each event. They enjoyed taking weekend trips together, especially to Hocking Hills where they would hike. He had been a senior wealth management advisor with Meeder Investment Management in Dublin and also served as the vice president for the BNI Networking Group in Marysville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Fr. Thomas Dorn and Deacon Greg Bornhorst officiating. The Mass will also be live-streamed on the church’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and again from 9:00 until 10:00 A.M. AT THE CHURCH on Saturday morning. Online condolences to the family can be made on the funeral home website: www.gilberghartwigfh.com.
Memorial Contributions will be split amongst several of Zac’s favorite charities/organizations. They can be left to the family online at: Zac Hemmelgarn Memorial Contributions
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Debbie Wenning saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 3:47 pm
Shelly, Dick & your whole family…. Zoe am so sorry for your loss…. my heart aches for all of you. Know that God is with all of you, including Zak…. I will continue to pray for all of you…. praying for acceptance, strength and peace.
Stacey and Brandon Ort saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 5:06 pm
Your family is in our hearts and prayers. We are truly so sorry for your loss.
Lance & Becky Moon saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 5:24 pm
Bailey & Family, No words will ease your pain but please know you are in our prayers & know our hearts are with you . Our deepest sympathy. The Moon Family
Mike Tontrup saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 5:41 pm
Our deepest sympathy from our family to yours.
Mike, Nikki, Kaitlyn & Zachary Tontrup
Herb Cline saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm
+Our hearts and prayers are with you all
Charles Renn saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Sorry for your loss. Zach was a great guy with character and spirit unmatched. He was a huge part of my brother, Michael’s, experience at OSU and I feel lucky to have known him.
Jerry and Cindy Newman saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 8:41 pm
Bailey and the Hemmelgarn and Schafer families. Loved that young man of yours. Seemed like Zac has been in our lives since Cindy had him in school. Through school, golf and during his professional dealings he was a fine young man. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.
Dean and Kate Hartwig saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 8:13 pm
Our deepest condolences to your entire family and all who knew and loved him!
Tammy Cooper saysJanuary 19, 2022 at 8:54 pm
Bailey My deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers for your strength. I’m here for you if and when you need me.
Cheri McSheffery saysJanuary 20, 2022 at 8:27 am
I am sorry for your loss. Bailey, you and your family are in my thoughts.
Roger and Cheryl Barlage saysJanuary 20, 2022 at 8:55 am
Sending our sympathy to the family. So sorry for your loss.
Tony and Lexa Holdren saysJanuary 20, 2022 at 5:29 pm
Ken, Amy and the Family we know there are no words that can ease your pain. Our deepest condolences and prayers to your whole family. He will be missed.
Jo and Chris saysJanuary 20, 2022 at 7:19 pm
Bailey and the Hemmelgarn family,
We are so saddened by the passing of Zac, he was so much more than a financial adviser to us, we have been with Zac since he began his career in wealth management. We are heart broken. Our deepest condolences and prayers for you family. He will be deeply missed.
Christine Todd saysJanuary 21, 2022 at 9:07 am
Dear Bailey and the Hemmelgarn family,
I am sorry for the loss of your husband, Zac. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff, Debbie and Jacob Scheer saysJanuary 21, 2022 at 4:16 pm
Sending our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending a big hug.
Dale Schaefer saysJanuary 21, 2022 at 10:12 pm
We will all miss him. So glad we had a family get together this summer.
Rita and Ron Kremer saysJanuary 22, 2022 at 9:28 am
Sending our condolences to your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Barb Siegel saysJanuary 23, 2022 at 9:31 pm
So very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in thoghts and prayers. I knew Zach from Howell’s IGA day’s… He was such a sweet young man, and always was very polite to myself and my children who also worked there. He always put a smile on my face when we talked.
Kelly Friend saysJanuary 24, 2022 at 10:11 am
So sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family love.
Sherry Evans saysJanuary 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm
Shelly and Rich, the loss of a loved one is so incredibly hard. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
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