Elmer H. Waldschmidt, 90, of Granville passed away on December 23, 2022 at his residence.
Service for Elmer will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church (County Line Church) Peru. Chaplain Kent Terry will officiate. Burial will be in Granville Cemetery, Granville, with military honors.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.
Elmer was born on October 2, 1932 at his family home in Granville to John Henry and Susanna (Giese) Waldschmidt. He married Mary Newborn on June 20, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Peru.
He graduated from Swaney High School. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Alaska. Elmer was a self employed farmer and also worked at Bassics and did maintenance at Valley Electro Magnetics.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and also served on the church board. Elmer was a member of the McNabb American Legion. He loved to dance and he did for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Waldschmidt of Granville; three sons, Randell Waldschmidt of Jacksonville, FL, Robert “Waldo” Waldschmidt of Granville and Brett Waldschmidt of Granville; one daughter, Brenda Bruhl of Port Charlotte, FL; one sister Emma Roelofs of Pueblo, CO; four grandchildren, Robert Waldschmidt, Brandy Howes, Barry Waldschmidt and Veronica Waldschmidt; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roy Waldschmidt, two grandchildren, David Bruhl and Richard Waldschmidt.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to donor’s choice.
Pallbearers will be Randell Waldschmidt, Robert “Waldo” Waldschmidt, Bobby Waldschmidt, Brett Waldschmidt, Veronica Waldschmidt and Stan Waldschmidt.
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