OTTOVILLE — Arthur C. Schimmoeller, 83, of Ottoville, died 12:40 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Van Crest of Delphos.

He was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Fort Jennings, to the late Edmund H. and Martha (Turnwald) Schimmoeller. On June 13, 1953, he married Delores B. Hermiller. She died Nov. 6, 2010.

Survivors include eight children, Dianne (Steve) Carlisle of Indianapolis, Ind., Cheryl (David) Kleman of Ottoville, Jeff (Elaine) Schimmoeller of Ottoville, Doug (Heidi) Schimmoeller of Bryan, Kevin Schimmoeller of Ottoville, Scott (Kelly) Schimmoeller of Ypsilanti, Mich., Lori Laudick of Lima and Brian Schimmoeller of Hilliard; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene (Helen) Schimmoeller of Cloverdale and Roger (Cathy) Schimmoeller of Fort Jennings; and two sisters, Mary Lou (David) Stechschulte of Columbus Grove and Ruth Lucke of Fort Jennings.

He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Doris Ann and Henry Honigfort.

Arthur retired as a manager from the Ottoville Telephone Company. He was very instrumental in the progression of the Ottoville-Cloverdale telephone and cable systems. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville; US Marine during the Korean Conflict and six years in the Reserves; Fort Jennings American Legion; Ottoville VFW; Ottoville Lions Club and an avid supporter of the Ottoville Athletics.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville with military rites by the Ottoville VFW and the Fort Jennings American Legion.

Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ottoville Athletic Boosters or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com