Oct. 25, 1935-April 7, 2017
DELPHOS — Clete M. “Doc”
Vonderwell, 81, of Delphos passed away on Friday at Community Health
Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
He was born
October 25, 1935, in St. Marys to Clarence and Matilda (Post)
Vonderwell, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage on Aug.
1, 1992, to Mary Neumeier, who survives in Delphos.
He is also
survived by six sons, Michael (Vicki) Vonderwell of Wilmington, North
Carolina, Arthur (Brenda) Vonderwell of Hilliard, David (Sue) Vonderwell
of Delphos, Donald (Barb) Vonderwell of Delphos, Daniel (Jen)
Vonderwell of Cheney, Washington, and Richard (Jen) Vonderwell of
Delphos; one daughter Marcy (Matty) Swift of Huber Height; two brothers,
Ike Vonderwell of Indiana and John Vonderwell of Delphos; two
step-sons, Daniel (Marcie) Metzger and Anthony “Tony” (Kelli) Metzger,
both of Delphos; brother and sisters-in-law, Kay (Roger) Schlereth, Bill
(JoAnn) Neumeier, Rog (Candy) Neumeier, Don (Lois) Neumeier, Tom (Tami)
Neumeier, Gary “Tubby” (Marsha) Neumeier, Joanie (Dave) Nijak, Jerry
(Doris) Neumeier, Ben (Cheryl) Neumeier and Kathy Bates; grandchildren,
Niki, Adam, Erin, Preston, Calvin, Brett, Trent, Mason, Tess, Joshua,
A.J., Lillian, Evelyn, Madelyn, Aislyn, Isabelle, Desteni, Zak, Carla
and Dani; stepgrandchildren, Dominic, Chase, Braylon, Aubrey, Maddox and
Ryker; and former wife, Lynne Huffman.
He was preceded in death
by a daughter Anne Vonderwell; brother, Carl Vonderwell; sister, Rose
Mary; and two sisters-in-law, Laura Vonderwell and Patricia Vonderwell.
was a graduate of Delphos St. John’s, he then attended Oblate Preparatory
School, where he was a junior seminarian. He later took college classes at
St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Indiana, where he played baseball. He
then got accepted to the Ohio State Veterinary School in the fall of
1959, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural
science. Doc was owner of the Vonderwell Clinic for 42 years, retiring
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church; past president, charter member and co-founder of International
Veterinary Acupuncture Society for two terms; taught acupuncture all
over the world; and treated canine units for the Van Wert Sheriff
Department. He was a past president for St. John’s School and Church.
His love was treating harness horses, where he hosted many international
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m.
on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow
in Resurrection Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on
Saturday and on Sunday at Harter and Schier funeral Home. A parish wake
will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
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