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Cletus H. Suttman, 79, Oldenburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at his residence.
Born Sept. 28, 1936, in Franklin County, he was the son of Lillian (Niese) and John Suttmann. He married Carol Ann Obermeyer June 24, 1961, and she preceded him in death Jan. 31, 1975. He married Norma Kemker Nov. 21, 1978, and she survives. Clete worked at the Hill-Rom Co. 45 years before retiring in 1999 and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Clete enjoyed many interests. Among them were flower and vegetable gardening, playing cornhole and cards, especially euchre and crowns. He was a league bowler for many years and followed the Reds during the summer, the Colts during the fall and I.U. basketball during the winter. According to his family, he made great fried chicken but he, himself, liked going out to eat at buffets. And a great buffet had shrimp! A stickler about food going to waste, he made sure all plates were cleaned. Clete loved having his grandchildren around and enjoyed watching them play.
He is survived by wife Norma; daughters Glenda Suttman, Cincinnati, Anita (Gary) Merkel, Oldenburg, Carolyn (Ted) Nobbe, Batesville, Theresa (Dale) Hooten, Batesville, and Robin Weaver, Aurora; sons Glenn (Debbie) Suttman, Batesville, Cletus (Kari) Suttman, Grand Rapids, Michigan, David Tingle, Cincinnati, Wayne (Robin) Tingle, Batesville, and Mark and Robert Tingle, both of Aurora; sister Clarissa "Chris" Adams, West Chester, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Carol Ann and his parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter Rosemary Suttman; sisters Sarah Jones, Alvina Herbert and Martha Wilhelm; and brothers Wilbur and Paul Suttmann.
Visitation is Friday, Aug. 5, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Holy Family Church with the Rev. David Kobak, O.F.M., officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the American Heart Association.
Published on August 4, 2016
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