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Herman J. "Sonny" Zoeller

August 28, 1939 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 82)


Herman J. “Sonny” Zoeller, 82, of Tiffin, passed away on Wednesday evening, April 6, 2022 at his home.

He was born on August 28, 1939, in Seneca County, to Herman S. and Margaret M. (Strausbaugh) Zoeller.  On June 25, 1960, in St. Boniface Catholic Church, he married Donna R. Reinhart and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2016.

He is survived by his son, Steven Zoeller of Tiffin; brothers, Jerry (Diann) Zoeller and Tim (Lori) Zoeller, both of Tiffin; and sisters, Marge Creeger of Houston, TX, Dorothy (Rick) Osterwalder and Judy Miller, both of Tiffin; sisters-in-law, Eileen Huss and Roseanne Reinhart, both of Tiffin; grandson, Austin L. (Caitlyn) Zoeller; granddaughter, Elizabeth M. Zoeller; and great grandchild, Corbin Zoeller.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kelli Zoeller; brothers, infant, Billy Zoeller and Tom Zoeller; and brothers-in-law, Edward Creeger, Danny Miller, Stan Huss and Harold Reinhart.

Sonny was a 1958 graduate of Calvert High School and served in the United States National Guard.  He owned Karl’s Hauling from 1966- 1972 and was a lathe operator at General Electric, retiring in 1985.  After retiring, he owned Herm’s Tree Service and later worked for Karl’s Hauling.  He was a member of All Saints Parish (former member of SS Patrick & Andrew Catholic Church), Knights of Columbus #608 and enjoyed going to and having garage sales, traveling, wintering in Florida, cutting wood, horseback riding, dancing, camping, being on his tractor, gardening and giving away his tomatoes he planted.  Sonny loved having his friends over for “coffee club” for 13 years, he knew everyone and never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

His Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 11, 2022 at All Saints Parish with Rev. Timothy Kummerer officiating.  A Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes prior to Mass.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Bascom.  The Mass will be livestreamed at

Friends may visit with the family from 1-5:00 P.M. on Sunday, April. 10, 2022 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Memorial contributions may be made to FACT, All Saints Parish or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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April 10, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Funeral Mass
April 11, 2022

10:00 AM
All Saints Parish (New Riegel)

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