Friday, November 4, 2011

Chalmer E. Labig (October 30, 2011)

Chalmer E. Labig, age 94, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 8:03 AM at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on March 8, 1917 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Elsworth & Mabel (Jobes) Labig.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Labig whom he married on June 9, 1941; sisters, Marcella Unger and Phyllis Jean Labig; brothers, Marvin E. Labig and S. Richard Labig.

Chalmer is survived by sons, Dr. Chalmer E. Labig Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dr. Charles E. Labig of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Andrew R. Labig, Emily Ann Labig, and Michael C. Labig; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a 1935 graduate of Greenville High School, attended the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University where he became a member of the varsity wrestling team.

In 1946 he became a member of the First United Methodist Church where he had served on the Administrative Board, as a trustee and for approximately 10 years was the Superintendent of the Sunday School. He had also been a leader in Boy Scout Troop No. 134 and their Cub Pack.

He was a member of the Greenville Elks Lodge. A 64 year member of Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 143; a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Dayton; a former member of the Antioch Shrine of Dayton; and the Darke County Shrine Club where he had been a member of the Jeepsters.

Chalmer retired from Chrysler Corporation where he was on the Comptroller’s staff as a budget and financial analyst for over 20 years. Prior to that he was a supervisor of pricing and cataloging for Dayco Corp. and in his youth he was chief accountant and office manager for the old Darke County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association. After retiring, for the next 22 years, he divided his time equally between Greenville and his winter home in Jamaica Bay, Florida. While there he became a member of the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church and their adult fellowship; the Araba Shrine Temple; Fort Myers Beach Shrine Club and Jamaica Bay Shrine Club; the Shuffleboard Traveling Team; El Rio Golf Club; and the Buckeye Club. He also enjoyed growing citrus trees, gardenias and irises.

There will be a service held on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Payne officiating. There will be a graveside service held on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 8:00 AM at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. The Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service on Sunday 3:45 PM followed by a Scottish Rite Ring Service.

It is the wishes of the family that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be given to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through