Blaine Immel, 86, Wooster

Blaine L. Immel, 86, of Wooster, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his home.

He was born May 19, 1926, in Wooster, the son of Atlee N. and Grace Clark Immel, and married Mary E. Watson on Dec. 11, 1948. She survives.

He retired in June of 1991, after 50 years as an operating engineer for Local 18 District 6, and served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and was a life member of VFW 1081 and American Legion Post 68 of Wooster. He was a jack of all trades, and enjoyed yard work and gardening.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Blaine L. Jr. (Carol) of Wooster, Patricia (Ken) Graham of Orrville and H. Elaine (William) Volz of Wooster; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Immel of Wooster; sisters, Linda Kessinger of Big Prairie, Judy Egnor of Carrollton and Jenny Patterson of North Carolina.

Blaine was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William David Immel; a great-granddaughter, Amelia; and brothers, Donald, Weldon and Wilford Immel.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 15 at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. The Rev. Kevan Franklin officiated. Private family burial was held.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

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