Richard C. Habermehl Sr, Age 79, of Wilmington, Ohio, passed away, Friday Afternoon, March 4, 2011 at his home in Wilmington, Ohio.  He was born March 21, 1931 in Augusta, KY, son of the late Fred & Anna (Schadle) Habermehl Sr.  He married Janet M. Keller Habermehl, who preceded him in death.  Richard was a Veteran of the US Navy for 14 years, then went to the Wilmington Air Force Base as an Air Craft Mechanic.  He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #3369, Wilmington American Legion Post #49, VFW Post #6710, and Former Member of the Elks Lodge#797.  Surviving are his 8 Children- Richard (Jennifer) Habermehl Jr, Joe (Margi) Habermehl, Paul (Leida) Habermehl, Terry (Beth) Habermehl, Jim (Christy) Habermehl, Marti (Mike) Burton, Barb (Wells) Rankin, and Tina (Bill) Wells; Brother- Stanley Habermehl of Augusta, KY; 2 sisters-Ruth Laycock of Augusta, KY and Ethel Doddridge of Lynchburg, Ohio, who passed away on Saturday, March 5; 17 Grandchildren- Rick, Stephanie, Lindsey, Andy, Matt, Ali, Emma, Eric (Alicia), Elizabeth, Patrick, Alex, Sarah, Bradley, Ashley, Justin, Jessica, & Tyler and 2 Great-Grandsons- Gehrig & Grayden.  In addition to his parents and wife, Richard was preceded in death by Five Brothers, Fred, Robert, Louis, Charles, & Bernard Habermehl; & a sister- Betty Appleman.  Prayers will be said 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 West Locust Street at North Mulberry Street, Wilmington, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Columbkillle Catholic Church, 73 West Mulberry Street, Wilmington with Rev. James M. Wedig officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, OH.

Friends will be received at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Wilmington, OH from 4-8 PM, Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011.

Contributions may be made to the Community Care Hospice, PO Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177, St. Columbkille Catholic Church, or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.   For more information and to sign the online guest book, please go to www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com

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