John Paul William Oehrtman age 93, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 3:40 A.M. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Paul was born October 10, 1918 in Willowdell, Ohio to the late John C. & Ida W. (Hecht) Oehrtman. On December 15, 1946, he married Leona C. (Schellhase) Oehrtman at Willowdell, Ohio and she preceded him in death on June 19, 1987.
Paul is survived by his 3 daughters, Patricia & Douglas Crowell of Versailles, Ohio, Susan Jess of Piqua, Ohio and Nancy & Robert Brown of Cody, Wyoming; 7 grandchildren, Arianne (Ron) Henry, Sarah Jess, Jennifer (William) Remien, Megan Jess, Emma (Zane) Baumann, Katherine (Tyson) Volmer and William (Kelsey) Brown; and 7 great grandchildren, Madison, Gracie, Audrey, Preston, Azalea, Vox and Taylan.
In addition to his parents and wife, Paul is also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ed Jess; granddaughter, Andrea Crowell; great-granddaughter, Rachel Henry; brother, Richard Oehrtman; and a sister-in-law, Betty Oehrtman.
Paul graduated from Versailles Schools in 1936 and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was a farmer and worked in the egg industries until retiring in 1973. Paul enjoyed fox and coyote hunting and being with his family. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Willowdell, Ohio.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 23, 2012 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Laura Leach Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Willowdell, Ohio or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com