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Michael Ralph Diemer of Newark, OH, October 11, 1957 – July 17, 2019

Michael Ralph Diemer, 61, of Newark, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Newark Care and Rehab. He was born October 11, 1957 in Vacaville, CA to Ralph and Carol Diemer.

Mike served in the U.S. Navy. He was a devout Christian and enjoyed playing BINGO and watching TV. He loved the staff at Newark Care and Rehab and appreciated all the help they provided him with.

He is survived by children, Michael Ralph Diemer II of Fredericktown, Curtis Vallee Diemer (Heather) of Newark, and Rachel Elaine Smith (Rickey) of Newark; grandchildren, Gracie, Ella, Suzanna, Bentley, Olive, Ava, Treya, Harley, and Wade; mother, Carol Elaine Diemer; sister, Diana Diemer; and Malynda Gamble the mother of his children.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph; and his dog, Rex.

Private services will be held at a later date.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

Dear God: I’m not okay, I’m not myself, I’m drained. Please calm my mind, heal my heart and take my worries away.

Fred A. Wortman of Newark, April 15, 1957 – July 13, 2019

Fred A. Wortman




A Celebration of Life service for Fred A. Wortman, 62, of Newark, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, with Pastor Jim Addy officiating. 


Fred passed away July 13, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  He was born April 15, 1957, in Newark.


Fred was a member of First Baptist Church of Newark.


He is survived by his son, Eric (Erin) Wortman of Powell; daughter, Stephanie (Jake) Richey of Marysville; brother, Ray (Nancy) Wortman of Newark; grandchildren, Samantha Lee, Sean Wortman, and Jordan Wortman all of Powell, and several aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Doris (Anthony) Wortman.


To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishleerfuneralhome.com.