Myron H. Fledderjohann, 87, of New Knoxville, died suddenly on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at his home. He died in the very room where he was born on December 15, 1933.
He was the son of August and Matilda (Lammers) Fledderjohann.
He married Beverly A. Kesler on March 11, 1956, in Lima, Ohio, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his children: Keith (Pam) Fledderjohann of Saint Marys; Gregg (Chris) Fledderjohann of Celina; Wayne (Kim) Fledderjohann of New Knoxville; Clark (Kathy) Fledderjohann of Botkins; Sally Burden. He is survived by his 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; by a sister, Helen Wellman of New Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by 3 brothers: Vernon, Kermit and Ralph Fledderjohann; by 2 sisters: Mildred Fledderjohann and Elmeda Wierwille. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Jordan Fledderjohann.
He was a 1951 graduate of New Knoxville High School. He was a dairy farmer, Fieldman and Program Coordinator for the National Brown Swiss Cattle Association. He traveled many times in Europe and South America judging Brown Swiss cows and conducting judging schools.
Myron was a veteran of the US Army and was the past president of the New Knoxville Historical Society. He was well known for his vast knowledge of New Knoxville history and for his love of speaking in Platt Deutsch.
He was baptized at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he was past president of the congregation. He served on the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery Board and was a life member of the Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle Association and the National Dairy Shrine Club.
He was a member of the New Knoxville United Methodist Church.
Funeral rites will be held 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, the Reverend Dennis Gaertner, officiant. Private family burial rites will be held at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family encourages everyone to please dress casually. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the New Knoxville Historical Society, 107 East German Street, New Knoxville.
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