Paul "Butch" R. Hemminger

July 24, 1945 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 75)


Paul “Butch” Raymond Hemminger, of Moore Haven, Florida (previously of Fostoria, Ohio), passed away at the age of 75, on Saturday, August 29, 2020. 

Paul was born on July 24,1945 in Fremont, Ohio to Erlin and Pearl (Long) Hemminger. He graduated from New Riegel High School (OH), after which he served his country as a Screaming Eagle paratrooper in the 101st Airborne division of the Army during the Vietnam War.  

He was married to Theresa (Sours) Hemminger for 27 years and together they raised five children, to whom he passed on his work ethic, his love of horses and practical jokes. He was known to be an incredibly hard worker and drove countless miles, from farm tractors, to dairy bound milk trucks, to oversized semis, and even airplanes. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and infectious laugh.  He liked to help others -- often without their knowledge. 

He is survived by five children: Paula, Terra (Kirk), Jennifer, Gregory (Jennifer), and Crystal (Nick); thirteen grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his brother, Clarence (Dolores); and many friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Richard (Annie) and Ronald.

A remote Memorial Service will be held in Utah on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the home of Kirk and Terra Thurgood. Due to social distancing requirements, the service will begin at 3 pm (MST) and is limited to local family members yet will be streamed live online for family and friends wishing to attend virtually. For more details or to request an online link to view the memorial service, please send an email to 

Additionally, a Celebration of Life will be held for those in the Ohio area, on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 1-4 pm (EST) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 570 E Spayth Street, in Tiffin, Ohio.

Please celebrate Paul’s life by paying forward his spirit of helping others and by keeping your sense of humor intact during these difficult times. You are also invited to share your memories, photos and condolences with his family via Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.


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