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Edward ‘Ted’ Reneau Chrismer


Edward “Ted” Reneau Chrismer, 70, of Riverview, Fla., formerly of Lakeview, passed away Wednesday evening, May 8, 2013, at Sun City Center Hospice House in Ruskin, Fla.

He was born in Osborn on March 17, 1943, to the late Russell W. and Martha L. Bernhardt Chrismer. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Hines Chrismer; a grandson, Andrew Allen Miller; a niece, Tammi Lynn Hines; brothers, Frank E. (Betty) Chrismer, Harold W. (Jean) Chrismer, Raymond S. (Ann) Chrismer and Clarence L. (Beatrice) Chrismer; sisters, Luella (George) Covert, Cleo (William) Haas and Barbara Ann Berger.

He is survived by a daughter, Julie Ann (K.C. Campbell) Chrismer of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Michael E. Chrismer; grandson, Ennis M. Chrismer; a brother, Gene Chrismer of Riverview, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Upon his 1962 graduation from Indian Lake High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966 aboard the USS Proteus and was honorably discharged with the rank of E5, petty officer second class.

On May 29, 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Hines, at the Indian Lake Community Church in Russells Point. Together they operated the State Farm Insurance-Ted Chrismer agency for more than 35 years before retiring.

Characterizing Ted as a “social butterfly” would be an understatement. There was nothing he loved more than entertaining or philosophizing with friends and family; preferably with a dry Tanqueray Martini!

Fishing, golfing, gardening, snowmobiling, motorcycling, morel mushroom hunting, turtle trapping and Buckeye basketball were also on his top list of favorite pastimes; especially when friends and family came along to keep him company.

Visitation is one hour prior to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Internment is at Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to The Humane Society Serving Logan County, 2521 N. U.S. Route 68, Bellefontaine 43311.

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