Lawrence ‘Chuck’ Kimmet

Lawrence “Chuck” Kimmet, 65, of Republic and formerly Bloomville, passed away Friday evening, May 1, 2015, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 10, 1949, in Tiffin, to Louis and Audrey (Lusk) Kimmet. He married Janet Shock June 17, 1972, in Bloomville, and she survives in Republic.

Survivors also include a son, Luke Kimmet of Tiffin; a daughter, Leah (Patrick) Oberhaus of Napoleon; two grandchildren, Elise Kimmet and Maxwell Oberhaus; three brothers, Phil (Colleen) Kimmet of Attica, Chip (Sarah) Kimmet of Perryville, Missouri, and Todd (Marci) Kimmet of Fort Seneca; and two sisters, Dena Reed of Tiffin and Mary (Ken) Fortney of Attica.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Louis Kimmet Jr.

Chuck worked for 27 years as a maintenance mechanic at Fenner-Dunlap in Port Clinton, retiring in 2014. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member and past commander of Caulfield American Legion Post No. 434, Bloomville, a member of the VFW in Pennsylvania, the NRA and an avid outdoors man and woodworker. He was past president of Union Local 1117, was a NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon.

Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR. 19, Bloomville, with Pastor Tom Kagy officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by United Veterans Council of Tiffin, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to Humane Society of Seneca County.

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