Elmer A. Longenecker, age 97, of Piqua, formerly of Laura, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at Brookdale of Piqua. He was born January 20, 1922 to the late Orie & Luella (Michael) Longenecker in Laura, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his first wife Ellen K. (Rasor) Longenecker; daughter Annette Longenecker and siblings Floyd Longenecker, Edith Stryker, Edna Schaurer, Emerson Longenecker, Lowell Longenecker, Naomi Hines and Vianna Bagwell. He will be missed and remembered by his wife Dolores J. (Benning) Kastle-Longenecker of Piqua; children Anita Longenecker of Laura and David Longenecker of Laura; stepchildren Kathy (Bill) Thaman of Milford Center, John (Sherry) Kastle of Piqua, and Todd Kastle (Dr. Claire Ritter) of Tipp City; 4 grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 14 step great grandchildren. Elmer served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was a member of Potsdam United Methodist Church. He also was a Franklin Monroe High School graduate and loved wood working and gardening. The family will receive friends from 11 AM- 1PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St, West Milton with a funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery, Pitsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Potsdam United Methodist Church, 12 S. Main St, Potsdam, OH 45361. Online memories of Elmer may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.
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