William Nomina
William Nomina

Aug. 27, 1938

Oct. 16, 2019

DELPHOS — William Nomina, 81, of Delphos, passed away on Wednesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 27, 1938, at home to Francis and Agnes (Bendele) Nomina, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Karen White on Dec. 14, 1963; she preceded him in death on Aug. 12, 2018.

He is survived by two sons, Michael “Ryan” Nomina and Derek Nomina (also known as Anelriel) of Delphos; a daughter, Kelly (Brendan) Barr of Columbus; six sisters, Diana (Randy) Gordan Tacey of Washington, Sharon (Dick) Stepleton of Delphos, Mary Jane (Jim) Schulte of Delphos, Nanette (Andy) Kill of Oregon, Rose (Mike) Mox of Shawnee and Barb (Rick) Recker of Delphos; and two grandchildren, Maisie and Declan.

He was also preceded in death by a baby sister, Darlene Nomina and a brother, Frank Nomina.

William was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where he was very active having served on Church Council, was a communion assistant and a choir member; he also helped make noodles and helped with the Kids Free Breakfast Program. William was also a member of the UAW 1219, and he was a long time member of The Delphos Country Club. He had retired from Ford Motor Company after 48 years of faithful service and had served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1959, being stationed in Lebanon in 1958. He was an avid golfer and a true outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, and most importantly his gardening where he held expert knowledge of all things green. He loved medieval history especially the weaponry, all things Elvis Presley, dancing, and cultures of the world. William loved to travel, especially all over Italy while in the service, Hawaii and Florida; he enjoyed the cultures and the food. He was a member of the Democratic Party and graciously supported many charities. He was a car enthusiast, enjoyed drag racing, especially his own cars in which he collected many trophies. He was an avid Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan; but most important to him was his family. Bill would have done anything for his family. He was a true country boy at heart always willing and wanting to help in any way he could.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. Steve Nelson and Vicar Carol Pretorius officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Cemetery, with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and at 10 a.m. for one hour before services on Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral home.

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