Tom Sakemiller
Tom Sakemiller
Feb. 9, 1945-Sept. 14, 2020

DELPHOS — Thomas Dale Sakemiller, 75, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at his home in Delphos on Monday.

Tom was born on Feb. 9, 1945, in Lima to Dale and Alvera (Bauman) Sakemiller, who preceded him in death. On March 15, 1968, he was united in marriage to Nancy Ellen Humphreys, who survives in Delphos.

He is also survived by two sons, Scott (Lisa) of Lima and Ryan (Samantha) of Cincinnati; five grandsons, Nicholas, Will and Austin Sakemiller of Lima and Andrew and Connor Sakemiller of Cincinnati. He is also survived by a brother, Craig (Linda) Sakemiller; a sister-in-law, Deborah Humphreys; and a nephew Aaron Humphreys.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, John Humphreys.

Tom was a 1963 graduate of Columbus Grove High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay and dual master’s degrees from the University of St. Francis in counseling and administration. Tom dedicated his entire career to serving his community through education, serving 42 years at Fort Jennings High School. He worked 35 years as a social studies teacher, counselor and principal. He also enjoyed coaching basketball for 12 years, baseball for twenty-three years and worked for seven years as the athletic director after his initial retirement.

Tom will be remembered for his sense of humor, outgoing personality and his dedication to his family. He especially enjoyed the many summer vacations spent at the beach. He also loved watching his sons and grandsons participate in sports and was extremely proud of their academic achievements. Tom was an excellent athlete himself, enjoying many sports including golf, tennis and bocce ball.

His service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rimer Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and one hour before the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests that face masks be worn.

Memorial contributions can be made to Jennings Local Schools: Thomas Sakemiller Memorial Scholarship; the Fort Jennings Athletic Dept.; or St. Rita’s Hospice.

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