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Lawrence J.  "Wiss" Wissman
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  • Holy Redeemer Church Memorial Fund
    120 S. Eastmoor Dr.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • New Bremen Fire Foundation
    214 N. Washington St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • New Bremen Emergency Squad
    P.O. Box 133
    214 N. Washington St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“To the family of Larry, he will be missed by all that knew him. I haven't seen him in years other than seeing him working for town when I was...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: David Dircksen - Saint Marys, OH

“My Thoughts and Prayers go out to all. God Bless, Beth T. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Beth Tady - Norton, OH

“Teresa and family. We will miss that YUK laugh and that smile that was on his face almost all of the time. He was a good friend and I wish that the...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry and Cindy Newman - OH

“Hi all, so sorry to hear Larry passed.We had many great times together, just as everyone else that ever met him will attest, what a wonderful guy.God...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Roger & Patti Dircksen - OH

“Teresa and family, We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was a great guy; always a smile on his face and a joy to talk with. Our high...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Rod and Marlene Klose - OH

“Jim, Mary, Diane and Donna, We do offer to you our sympathy. Larry was a great guy. He was always friendly and would take time to pay attention to...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Merrily (Good) Hoffman

“Thinking of you, dear Wissman family. Know Pababear Larry is dancing with the angels!!! Much love to all of you. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Joy Klinger - Cincinnnati, OH

“Teresa and family...we are in North Carolina and will be unable to attend the funeral, but please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Lee & Rita Wissman - Celina, OH

“We want to extend our sympathy to you and your family. Larry was a great guy. Everyone in town knew that if something needed to be done to contact...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Alice & Duane Hartwig

“Dear Wissman family, We were so saddened to hear of Larry's death. Jeff has so many good memories of this group of guys from high school. Larry...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jeff and Denise Opperman - IN

“Dear Wissman Family, Mark & I would like to offer you our condolences and to let you know, we share in your pain & sorrow. Larry was truly........Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH


LAWRENCE J. "WISS" WISSMAN age 61

of New Bremen, OH, died on Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Arthur G. James Cancer Center, Columbus, OH after a courageous fight with ALL. He was born on August 17, 1953 in St. Marys, OH. He was the son of James and Mary Lee (Doenges) Wissman who survive in New Bremen. On August 10, 1974 he married Teresa Lampert who also survives in New Bremen. Other survivors include his children; Andrea and Joshua Barr of Columbus and Benjamin and Jessica Wissman of New Bremen. He was the proud grandpa of Mackenzie Wissman and was excitedly anticipating the arrival of his second grandchild. Other survivors include his siblings; Thomas and Denise Wissman of CO., Dianne and Carl Schwartz of New Bremen, Rick and Pam Wissman of CO., Donna and Scott Brinkman of KY., and Sherri and Sam Harris of GA., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Larry retired as the Superintendent of Public Works from the Village of New Bremen. He was an active member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen where he had been an Usher for many years and had served on the property commission. He was a retired/honorary member of the New Bremen Fire Department where he was certified as an arson investigator. He had served as an auxiliary member of the New Bremen Police Department and was a member of the New Bremen Emergency Squad. He served on the New Bremen Tree Commission, helping to distinguish the village as a designated "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation. He was an avid poker/card player, enjoyed woodworking and collecting New Bremen memorabilia. He was a Reds, Buckeyes and Bengals fan. His family and the community of New Bremen were important to Larry and he was always willing to help family and friends. He was a compassionate husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and neighbor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Calling hours will be on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 3 until 8 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and on Tuesday from 9 until 10 A.M. at the church. The Rosary will begin at 10 A.M. on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of the Holy Redeemer or to the New Bremen Fire Foundation or New Bremen Emergency Squad. Condolences to the Wissman family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.