Charles E. "Sonny" Lahmers

December 31, 1936 - April 10, 2022
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Charles E. “Sonny” Lahmers, age 85 of Newcomerstown, died Sunday, April 10, 2022, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born on December 31, 1936, in Newcomerstown, Ohio. Sonny was the son of the late Walter and Emmaline Cronebaugh Lahmers.

He married the former Dorothy …

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Charles E. “Sonny” Lahmers, age 85 of Newcomerstown, died Sunday, April 10, 2022, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Born on December 31, 1936, in Newcomerstown, Ohio. Sonny was the son of the late Walter and Emmaline Cronebaugh Lahmers.

He married the former Dorothy Hawk on May 24, 1958, and together the couple raised four children. Sonny owned and operated their farm for more than 50 years raising both hogs and cattle while also growing corn and hay. Later in life, Sonny started and independently ran his own heavy equipment operation, Sonny’s Excavating.

He was a longtime member of the Stone Creek Rotary, sat on the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Board, and was a Trustee for the Frontier Power Company Board for many years. Sonny was an active member in 4-H and served several years as an advisor. He was a founding member of the Tuscarawas County Pork Producers and was instrumental in the formation of the Pork Producer’s food trailer at the Tuscarawas County Fair.

Sonny’s children remember how he often took Sunday evenings off for relaxation time and spent many of those evenings fishing together. Sonny loved the opportunities he had to travel with the Frontier Power Company Board and enjoyed various other trips the couple made with their friends. Later in life, Sonny enjoyed sitting by his fireplace watching RFDTV.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy, their children Jane (Steve) Grimm of Dover, Tom (Marcia) Lahmers of Ashland, Mike Lahmers of Port Washington, and Susan (companion Adam Bales) Lahmers of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren, Mitchell Grimm, Daniel Grimm, Christy (Joel) Hulse, Michele Lahmers, Matthew (Heather) Lahmers, Madison Lahmers, Jacob Kennedy, Hannah Kennedy, Abigail Kennedy, and Ayden Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Theresa Grimm, Grace, Wade, and Weston Hulse, Jase and Nash Lahmers, Ava Lahmers, and Dylan Steck.

Completing the family are his siblings, Bob (Geneva) Lahmers, Harold (Judy) Lahmers, Jerry (Rita) Lahmers, Patty (Richard) Arth, and Jennifer (Cliff) Brown, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by a grandson, Drew Lahmers.

The family will greet guests on Monday, April 18, 2022, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and again one hour prior to the service on Tuesday from 10 – 11 AM. Pastor Tom Gruver will lead a service celebrating Sonny’s life in the funeral home’s chapel at 11 AM. Burial will follow in the Jerusalem Church Cemetery. A meal and fellowship will be shared in the St Paul Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown.

Memorial contributions in Sonny’s name may be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 in gratitude for all the fabulous care he received in his final weeks.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 18, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Jerusalem Church Cemetery

Address:

1417 Stonecreek Rd, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Newcomerstown

Address:

121 S. College St.
Newcomerstown, OH 43832

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Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: December 31, 1936
Died: April 10, 2022

Condolences for Charles E. “Sonny” Lahmers

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Mike & Deb Myers posted on 4/19/22

Lahmers Family, Sending our deepest prayers and condolences to you at this time. We know it's hard right now but as time passes keep Sonny's funny sayings alive, stories, nicknames he may have called you.

 

Merle & Shirley King posted on 4/16/22

To the Lahmers families, You have our sympathy in the passing of your brother May God give you peace at this difficult time Treasure your memories Sincerely Merle & Shirley King

 

Paul and Carole Neiss posted on 4/15/22

Thinking of you and sending thoughts of peace and comfort your way. Paul and Carole Neiss

 

Gale Hershberger posted on 4/15/22

Lahmers Families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you get through this difficult time. I am sure Sonny is in that better place of peace. Take care of each other. Love Tim and Gale (Gordon)Hershberger

 

Brent and Stephanie Parkinson posted on 4/15/22

Thoughts and prayers to Sonnys family. The memories you and all share of him will be with you forever. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Angela Hammontree posted on 4/13/22

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Angela Foraker Hammontree

 

Sherry posted on 4/13/22

HAL AND JUDY and family.....our prayers and thoughts are with you. Marilyn, marla, Sherry and famlies

 

Marilyn R Andrews posted on 4/13/22

Tom and Marcia, We offer our sincerest condolences to you as you mourn the passing of your father, Tom. We are praying for comfort for your family. Allen and Marilyn Andrews

 

Randy and Chris West posted on 4/13/22

So sorry to hear about your loss. Sonny was a good neighbor and all around great person. He will be missed

 

Glenn Gordon posted on 4/13/22

To the Lahmers Family Please accept our Deepest Sympathy in your loss your in our thoughts take care an hold fast to the many memories. Von, Shirley and Glenn

 

Arthur. Kennedy posted on 4/13/22

Sonny was beloved. All who knew him

 

Keith & Deb Zimmerman posted on 4/13/22

So sorry for the family’s loss. Sonny was good guy! You are in our prayers!

 

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