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Joseph  E. "Joe" Eilerman
  • The Family requests that memorial contributions be made to:
  • Mission of the Body and Blood
  • Gasper Seminary
    Morogora, Tanzania, Africa

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“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May peace and comfort surround you during this difficult time. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Janelle Ballinger - Florence, KY

“Dear Peg and Family, Mark and I are so saddened by the news, of Joe's passing. Such a wonderful man. We are proud to say, we had the honor of...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“To Peg and family and to Joe's siblings and families, Roger and I send our heartfelt condolences. I pray for the repose of Joe's soul and that God...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ellen & Roger Borchers - franklin, TN

“I've met many people in my career. There are a few that really stand out as extraordinary people who's relationship goes beyond the normal working...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry - Pleasant Hill, OH

“I'm a better man, husband, and father for having Joe in my life. Rest in peace "JoJo". We love you. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Andy Lee - Dublin, OH

“Joe Eilerman and The Mission of Body and Blood (MBB) rescued our mission to Tanzania in 2012. St. John's Lutheran Church was returning to Northern...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Doseck - Fort Wayne, IN

“What a great guy! Quick witted and always had a smile on his face. Great husband, father and grandfather and he will be missed. Joe's heart for ...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Gibboney - Troy, OH - Friend

“I will forever be a better person for knowing Joe. In the time that I worked with him I learned so much about how to be a better friend, a better...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ron - Versailles, OH

“The mischievousness and prankster from Joe was only superseded by his love and caring for his fellow brethren. Joe's ability to look around and see a...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Dwayne - Naples, FL - Friend

“What an inspiration you were to all around you. You fought an unbelievable battle and showed all of us how strong a person can be. Peg, Kim, Andy...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Bob & Diana Wyen - McCartyville, OH

“God picked such a beautiful Sunny, Crisp and cool Fall morning to take one of his servants home. aka Boss's day. We will miss you Joe Eilerman, but...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Barb Schwarz - OH

“I started to take in used bikes for M.B.B to help Joe out with the poor /but I will be PRAYING for JOE an this FAMILY GOD BLESS EILERMAN FAMILY ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Rick Voisard - Versailles, OH

“Joe was such a good-hearted and giving man. You must be so proud of him. Will treasure the memories of working with him and for trips to and from...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Maggie - New Bremen, OH


JOSEPH "JOE" E. EILERMAN age 64
Of New Bremen, OH, died Friday, October 16, 2015 at his residence. He was born on June 19, 1951 in Coldwater, OH. He was the son of the late Greg and Anna Marie (Hoying) Eilerman. On August 30, 1975 he married Peg Shelby who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are his children; Kim (Andy) Lee of Dublin, OH., and A.J. (Jenny) Eilerman of New Bremen, grandchildren Isla Lee, Ashtyn, Maeve and Everley Eilerman and his siblings; Janet (Robert) Hoying, Joan (Robert) Schnabel, John (Sandy) Eilerman, Judy (Jon) Sacksteder and Jerry (Marge) Eilerman, all of Minster, his in-laws Mike (Rosie) Shelby of St. Marys and Theresa (Bob) Garner of Tucson, AZ., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Joe was an active member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, having served on Parish Council and several other committees. He was a former Boy Scout Leader in Minster and a member of the former New Bremen Lions Club. In 1984, after learning an old bridge northeast of New Knoxville was going to be replaced by the Auglaize Co. Commissioners, Joe "bought" the bridge and had it moved, reworked and placed at its present location across the Miami-Erie Canal in downtown New Bremen. He attended both the Ohio State University and the Wright State University, studying mechanical engineering. Joe retired in 2011 from the Midmark Corp. of Versailles where he was hired to develop and manage its in-house Technical Publication Department. Prior to working at Midmark Corp., Joe was employed at STAMCO and Crown Equipment Corp. both of New Bremen and Fabcor of Minster. Following his retirement in 2011, Joe founded the Mission of the Body and Blood, serving as President and a member of the Board of Directors to, as in Joe's own words, "as a way to repay all of the good deeds given to me", helping those in both Tanzania and Haiti.
Joe loved his family especially spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed classic cars, and had restored several over the years. He was an outdoorsman, spending time fishing and hunting.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Robert Hadden Celebrant with Rev. Mr. Greg Bornhorst, Rev. Benedict Magabe and Rev. Alfons Minja concelebranting. Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Cemetery, Minster, OH. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 2 until 8 P.M. in the Parish Center of the Church of the Holy Redeemer and on Saturday from 9:00 until 10 A.M. in the Church of the Holy Redeemer at which time the Rosary will be prayed. Joe requested that contributions be made to either the Gasper Seminary in Morogora, Tanzania, Africa or to the Mission of the Body and Blood. Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is handling the arrangements and condolences to the Eilerman family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.