Eugene Paul Lochtefeld

Born: Wed., Jul. 29, 1925
Died: Tue., Feb. 28, 2012

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Eugene Paul Lochtefeld, 86, 11855 Hathaway Road, Sidney, Ohio died at his residence on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM after an extended illness. He was born July 29, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Clement B. and Otilla M. (Wolf) Lochtefeld and they are deceased. He was married to Celesta M. Huelskamp on November 8, 1952 and she died August 14, 2004. Surviving are three sons, Robert Joseph and wife Theresa of Columbus, Ohio; David of Japan and Anthony and wife Brenda of Ipswich, Massachusetts and two daughters, Linda Harris and husband Mark of Salem, South Carolina and Susan Erbes and husband Jeff of Piqua; grandchildren, Alicia Chiu, Bonnie Frey, Matthew Harris, Jessica Harris, Lindsey Harris, Jennifer Erbes, Kathryn Erbes, Anna Lochtefeld, Abigail Lochtefeld, Pauline Lochtefeld, Joy Lochtefeld, Rose Lochtefeld, Keith Matthews, Benjamin Lochtefeld, Sabina Lochtefeld and two great grandchildren, Ava Matthews and Katie Chiu; one brother, Jerry Lochtefeld and wife Jeanine of Albuquerque, New Mexico and one sister, Delores Kappeler and husband Bob of Dayton, Ohio. One sister, Ruth Lochtefeld is deceased. Mr. Lochtefeld was the owner of Gene's TV Service in Sidney for over 50 years. He was in the United States Navy. He was a devoted husband,and loving father who will be missed. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed antique tractors, travel, photography and the outdoors. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will follow with full military honors at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 5-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church or the Holy Angels Catholic Church Endowment Fund, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Lochtefeld family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

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Ken and Susan Kappeler

Dear Bob, David, Tony, Susan and Linda, I'm sorry for your loss. While your father had a tough several years at the end, I'll always remember the good times in Sidney. He seemed like such a kind and gentle person. Of course he will be missed. My prayers are with him and with all of you. He's with your mother now, yet still with us in our hearts.

Dan and Anne Kappeler

A flood of wonderful childhood memories I now recall, involving Uncle Gene. His shop was a magical place, full of Zenith delight! I can still picture him working at his bench in the back room, sunlight streaming in through the little windows, illuminating scopes and meters and mysterious electronic parts. I see him now with his ever-present smile, standing on the dock of his pond as we played “King of the Raft” on those huge hunks of Styrofoam. Huge TV boxes behind his shop provided hours of fun in the forts my siblings and cousins made of them. Riding in his van up the slippery trail to his beloved land was always a treat. When I could drive on my own, he was always willing to loan me the gate key, and I entertained many friends there, camping out on “the land”. All who met him were touched by his affable manner and quiet kindness. He guided his children well, now all delightful adults. He climbed tall antenna masts long after most folks retire. He worked late hours and weekends keeping the magic of TV alive for countless families. Uncle Gene was a great father and husband, an electronic genius, a craftsman, and a caring steward of the earth. His gentle smile will be greatly missed.

Jack and Mary Ellen Depue

Sue,We are so sorry for you and your family. we all have to go thru this and it's in our Makers plans but have experienced it also and am still healing the hole left in my heart. We will pray for you all. Jack and Mary Ellen Depue

Judi and the Kourtmates

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Linda.....In spite of a lingering illness, death is the end of a precious life and the beginning of a new realm... We treasure you, our Captain!! May you find comfort with your family and your God.With love, The Kourtmates

Lynn Knipe

Susan: So sorry to hear about your father's passing. You may not remember me, but I remember you well from my time at Houston, and wanted to extended my condolences to you and your family.

Denny and Mary

We are sorry for your loss and are keeping your family in our thought and prayers.

John and Pat Heckler

We are former customers from way back. We bought all our TVS from Gene beginning in the late sixies. Gene delivered our first color set right before Neil Armstrong did the moon walk and of course that was a thrill. We remember that when you bought a new TV, he would deliver it and say keep for a few days or week and let me know if you want to buy it. Of course, our first vcrs were bought from him. Thanks for being an honest and caring business- man, Gene. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Joyce and Netta Stewart

To the Lochtefeld Family, You and your family are in so many thoughts,and in the prayers,of all those who knew, and respected,your Dad. We remember in years past how he made house calls :), to attend to anyone who had an ailing Zenith television.Can you imagine that happening in today's world? No way..... Hold tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your family, and friends, for strength. With our Sincere Sympathy, Joyce and Netta Stewart

Sue and Frank Burris

Sue, we were so sorry to hear of your father's passing. We know that this is a difficult time, and we offer our condolences to you, Jeff and the rest of your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love, Sue and Frank

Paula Long Moyer

Sue and Family: Please accept our sympathy with the loss of your Father. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Paula and Chuck