Celina native Paul W. Zehringer, 61, of Mesa, Ariz., died July 25, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born June 21, 1951, in Celina, to E. James and Rita Fortkamp Zehringer. His mother survives in Coldwater. On Aug. 2, 1996, he married Sue Gerbus, who survives.
Other survivors are a daughter, Amber Zehringer, Kokomo, Ind.; four brothers, James (Sharon) Zehringer, Fort Recovery, Joseph (Tonia) Zehringer, Union City, Chuck Zehringer, Celina, and Dan Zehringer, Centerville; seven sisters, Mary Gibson, Coldwater, Linda (John) Ridgway, Hilliard, Theresa (D.J.) Bisel, Osteen, Fla., Margaret (Mike) Tobe, Celina, Nancy (Dean) Darland, Greenville, Mich., Jane (Jim) Rammel, Fort Recovery, and Barb (Chris) Stucke, Cincinnati; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Ray and Gary Zehringer, and a brother-in-law, Frank Gibson.
He was a 1969 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and formerly owned Express Beer and Wine, Greenville. He also was a manager at Harbor Freight, Mesa. He was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, a member of the American Legion and served with the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Funeral mass is 1:30 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, OH. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery. Calling is 12 Noon - 1:00 pm Wednesday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion, Fort Recovery.