Harold E. Shuman, of Upper Sandusky, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. He was 89.
Born Aug. 15, 1922 in Carey, he was a son of Carl and Hazel (Long) Shuman. He married Donna Marcile Lea on Sept. 8, 1957 at Trinity United Church of Christ, Upper Sandusky, and she survives.
Also surviving are two children, David (Karen) Shuman, of Upper Sandusky; and Barbara (John) Fehl, of Fremont; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Shuman; and a grandson, Lynn Shuman.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Glenn and Wilford (Colleen) Shuman.
Mr. Shuman was a fifth-generation farmer, who was known for growing popcorn.
He was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky, where he had served on many committees. He also was a member of the Progressive Sunday School Class at Trinity and enjoyed playing dartball with the Trinity church team.
Mr. Shuman was a former Wyandot County Commissioner from 1956-64 and a member of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau. He also a 50-year member of Carey Lodge No. 420 F&AM.
After graduating from Carey High School in 1940, he served during World War II the Signal Corps and was a U.S. Army band musician.
Mr. Shuman and his wife Donna enjoyed spending their winters in Zephyrhills, Fla. For hobbies, he enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, collecting Carnival glass and following various sporting events, whether it was the Ohio State Buckeyes in football and basketball, the Cleveland Indians or Cincinnati Reds in baseball.
Above all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Carey Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Evangelical UMC Building Fund and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351.