Richard P. “Dick” Gremling

Richard P. “Dick” Gremling, 79, of Point Place, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at home. He was born on April 24, 1938, in Toledo, to Richard H. and Marie Gremling. Dick was a 1956 graduate of DeVilbiss High School, where he played football. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve. He worked at Textileather for more than 40 years. Dick had a wide circle of friends, and was always willing to lend a hand. An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoyed deer hunting and target shooting, as well as almost any sport. He was very involved in his children’s activities, including scouting and coaching softball. He was a longtime member of Cooley Canal Yacht Club and served as past president of Elmore Conservation Club. He enjoyed spending winters in Punta Gorda, Florida for over 10 years. Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn; son, Mark; parents, and brother, Larry. He is survived by his children, Kathy Shiets of Texas, Michael (Alison) Shiets of Texas, Sue (Fred) Sherman, Dianne (Ed) Grant, Linda (Jerry) Contreras, and Linda Marie (Tim) Shipman of Virginia; several grandchildren including Matthew, Sheri, Andrew, Allison and Trena, and also several great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his very significant other, Della Brunton, and four legged friend, Lilly. Viewing was held Sunday, October 15, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 North Summit Street, Toledo. Funeral services were held in the funeral home on Monday, October 16, with Father David Cirata officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Elmore Conservation Club, P.O. Box 231, Curtis, OH 43412. The family wishes to thank Dr. Joseph Peyton and Dr. Paul Berlacher for their excellent care of Dad. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com

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