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“Eddie and I were the only left-handers in Nettie Loy's first grade class in grade school. Eddie always had a smile and had time to chat. He was a...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Don Sharp - Denver

“Our deepest condolences to all your family. What a wonderful legacy Ed has left! Dean and Kate Hartwig and family. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kate Hartwig - New Bremen, OH

“To the FamilyWe Share Your SorrowWalt & Erma Schmitmeyer ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Walt Schmitmeyer - new bremen oh, OH

“Mark and I have always enjoyed your Husband/Father so much. He was one of the friendliest guys in New Bremen. Our memories of him, go back to Main St...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“We were saddened to hear of Ed's passing. Our sympathies to Mamie and the family.Fred & Pam Hirschfeld ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Fred Hirschfeld - Naples, FL

“My deepest sympathy to the family. Ed was a great person.....always friendly to everyone. I enjoyed working for him for a short time at the station...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Deanna Anderson (Sollmann) - OH

“I want to express my deepest sympathy to the entire family. This dear sweet man stole a piece of my heart 40+ years ago and I will forever miss his...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Teresa Wente - New Bremen, OH

“My favorite memory of Ed was seeing him walking his dog (or was his dog walking him!) or driving through town in his truck with his dog riding...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Topp - New Bremen, OH

“You're in our thoughts and prayers. We had many good laughs together in our days when our store was Amato Produce in Celina, OH. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Amato - Coldwater, OH

“Sympathy to the family I remember from the gas station down New Bremen to out on 66 he did always have a smile on his face and a kind word for...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Ann Diedrich (Bernhold) - Sebring, FL

“I'm saddened to read hear that Ed has passed. He was certainly a good man with a quick smile for everyone. My condolences to his family and friends. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Fred Fryberger - Vermilion, OH

“Our sympathy to the family. He was always so happy .Will miss him coming to the store every week.Prayers during this difficult time. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Roger and Cheryl Barlage - OH


EDWARD E. RUMP, age 84, of New Bremen, died at 8:20 P.M. on December 20, 2016 at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. He was born in New Bremen on July 14, 1932, to the late Edgar E. and Vilma A. (Gruebmeyer) Rump. On July 30, 1957, he married Marian "Mamie" Meier in Celina, and she survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are his children Ed (Barb) Rump of New Bremen, Lori Garman of New Bremen, and Jeff (Beth) Rump of Golden, CO, grandchildren; Eddie (Rickie) Rump, Jason Rump, all of Loveland, CO, Christan (Kris) Hyde, Robyn (Nate) Schwieterman, and Brian Garman, all of New Bremen, great-grandchildren; Allison Rump, Everett and Piper Hyde, and Noah and Ivan Schwieterman, a sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Ralph Plattner of New Bremen, and brother-in-laws Robert Meier of St. Marys, and Br. Norbert Meier of the Trappist Monastery in KY.

Ed was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, where he was a lector and Eucharistic Minister for many years, sang in the church choir, instructed RCIA, and was a CCD teacher for 15 years. He was always a phone call away whenever the church was in need of a helping hand. He was a 1950 graduate of New Bremen High School, a former New Bremen JayCees member, and an active member of the New Bremen Athletic Boosters. He owned and operated the former Rump's Service Station and Rump's Express Mart in New Bremen for many years. Ed will be remembered for his wit, his kind heart, and for the love of his family.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen at 10:30 A.M. with the Rev. Fr. Tim Ralston, celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling Hours will be held on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and from 9:30 until 10:00 A.M. prior to the services on Tuesday at the church. Condolences to the Rump family can be left online at gilberghartwigfh.com