Bernard J. “Dud” Lumbrezer, 92, of rural Fayette, Ohio, died June 30, 2014, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.
He was born July 24, 1921, in Richfield Center, Ohio, to the late Anthony and Caroline (Gerten) Lumbrezer. He married Ruth M. Hartigan on April 25, 1953, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio, and she preceded him in death Oct. 16, 2012.
Dud grew up in the Assumption, Ohio area and was a lifelong farmer. In addition to farming, he also enjoyed gardening, trips to the woods on his golf cart, and visiting with his family and friends. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Bernard is survived by a son, Danny Lumbrezer of Fayette; a brother, James (and Fay) Lumbrezer of Metamora, Ohio; a sister, Mary Ward of Metamora; a sister-in-law, Roseline Lumbrezer of Archbold, Ohio; three grandchildren, Lindsey Smith of Columbia, S.C., Jennifer (and Ken) Kusz of Toledo, and Amanda Black of Fayette; and four great-grandchildren, Autumn Black, Hunter Smith, Benjamin Kusz, and Justin Sim.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bernard was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki (and Warren) Black; a son, Patrick, in infancy; two brothers, Cletus and Kenneth Lumbrezer; three sisters, Adeline Carter, Florine Domire, and Etharida Malosh; and a granddaughter, Erin Black.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Thomas Gorman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Assumption. Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church, Gorham-Fayette Fire Department, or a charity of the donor’s choice.