Floyd A. "Whitey" Rumschlag, 96, of Fostoria, passed away at 6:57 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born Feb. 18, 1917, in New Riegel, to John and Emma (Geckle) Rumschlag. He married Betty C. Craley Feb. 15, 1947, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she died Dec. 13, 2007.
Surviving are seven children, Sister Mary Dianne (Barbara) Rumschlag SND of Jacksonville, Fla., Michael L. (Hio I.) Rumschlag of Howell, Mich., Jerry C. (Mary Jane) Rumschlag of Fostoria, Mary C. (David) Gierhart of Clyde, Christine M. Rumschlag of Fostoria, Theresa M. (William) Moody of Bowling Green and Denise L. (Paul) Hieronymus of Avon; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Orland "Tub" (Deana) Rumschlag and John (Sally) Rumschlag, both of Fostoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, William, Joseph and Anthony Rumschlag; three sisters, Margaret Clements, Marcella Potteiger and Eleanor Moffitt; and six brothers, Raymond, Herbert, Henry, Charlie and two infant brothers, John and Elias.
Floyd retired in 1976 as a stockroom attendant from Autolite, Fostoria, after 30 years of service. He also had been the owner and operator of Rumschlag's Hauling, Fostoria, for 25 years, from 1960-1985. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1197, VFW, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and past president of Fostoria Local UAW 533. He was a member of the 37th Infantry Division, assisting in the liberation of Manila, and served four years in the Pacific, having been awarded the Bronze Star and other medals. He met annually for more than 60 years for reunions with his Army company in Tiffin. He was a faithful man who appreciated the company of family and friends and enjoyed fishing and playing cards.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will begin at 2:45 p.m.
His Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Committal services and military honors will take place at the Veterans' Memorial Chapel of Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, and burial will follow at St. Wendelin Cemetery, Fostoria.
Memorials are suggested to the Sisters of Notre Dame in care of Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, OH 44830.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.