Charles R. Ulmer

Charles R. Ulmer, 87, of Galion, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 at MedCentral Hospital, Mansfield.

Charlie was born in Bucyrus on May 20, 1928 to the late Robert and Mildred (Beaver) Ulmer. He married Dorothy A. Nagle Gundrum on Aug. 12, 1967 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2009.

He was a member of the Class of 1946, Bucyrus High School, Bucyrus. He retired from Timken, Bucyrus after 31 years. Charlie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving as a short-order cook. He was a member of Bucyrus Elk Lodge #156, Bucyrus and numerous posts of the American Legion, VFW, Amvets, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed going to Lake Erie where he had his trailer to camp and his Lyman Boat for fishing. He bred and raised horses. Dorothy would “drag” Charlie to polka festivals where they would engage in polka dancing.

He is survived by his grandson Joey Moyer, of Shelby, his daughter-in-law Barb Gundrum, of Shelby, his sister Helen Ricker, of Bucyrus, his nieces Nancy & Brad Stuckman, of Bucyrus, Sandy & Randy Armstrong, of Bucyrus, and Jackie & Tim LaRue, of Bucyrus, his nephew Ronald & Joyce Ricker, of Tennessee, his sisters-in-law Ruth Knappenberger, of Bucyrus and Helen Guttila, of Streeter, Illinois, numerous great nieces and nephews and all of Dorothy’s family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, his son Gary Gundrum on Jan. 20, 2012, his brother James O. Ulmer, and his brother-in-law Lewis Ricker.

Friends may call Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, with Pastor Steve Schag officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and the Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion is honored to serve the family of Charles R. Ulmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crawford County Humane Society or Wounded Warriors in care of the funeral home.

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