Nelson E. Breidenbach, 86, of Belle Center, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Cherith Care Center at Willow Brook, Delaware, OH.
He was born on June 15, 1926 in Forest, OH to the late Walter and Gertrude (Long) Breidenbach.
On April 20, 1947 he married the former Patricia Helen Wooley in Kenton, OH and she preceded him in death on September 27, 2007. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Mary Ellen, and three brothers, Wesley, Marion and Kenny Breidenbach.
Surviving is a daughter, Mary H. (Ray) Barrett of Powell, OH; a granddaughter, Katherine (Michael) Barrett Brewer of Worthington; his sister, Thelma (Bill) Freed of Arlington, OH; two brothers, Lawrence (Donna) Breidenbach and Harold (Eileen) Breidenbach, both of Findlay, OH; his cousin, Jim and Judy Lynch of Linden, MI; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and “Woody”.
A mechanic, Nelson loved horses and was a trainer for 20 years. He was a Navy veteran serving in WWII and was on the USS San Francisco and witnessed the flag rising on Iwo Jima. He was a member of the Professional Archery Association and the U.S. Trotting Association. He was a pilot, bow hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed all nature. He loved to travel and enjoyed The Ohio State University Basketball.
Visitation will be on Sunday, June 9 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center. A graveside service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, June 10 at the Dunkirk Cemetery, Dunkirk, OH with military honors provided by the Logan County Veteran Honor Guard. The family has requested that everyone dress casual, no ties, for the visitation and graveside service.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to David E. Sherman, Crane Creek Wildlife Research Station, Ohio Division of Wildlife, 13229 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 or to Honor Flight Inc., Attn: Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.