June 24, 1937 - June 10, 2021
Bernhard T. Michaelis, 83, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was born on June 24, 1937, in Napoleon, to Bernhard and Edna (Oberhaus) Michaelis. Ben married his first wife, Barbara Hatfield in October 1960 and preceded him in death in April of 1989. He married Judy Pauley in May 1992. Ben proudly served his country in the US Army National Guard and was employed at Maumee Valley Vending Company for 34 years before retiring. He was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Napoleon, where he served as church custodian, choir member, Luther League member and as a Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed working on the family farm and camping. Other than The Ohio State Buckeyes, his great joy was spending time with his family and following the grandkids activities. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Brent (Karen) Michaelis, Brad (Ann) Michaelis, Brian (Julie) Michaelis; stepchildren, Susan (Kevin) Cameron, Michael Pauley and Gregory (Peggy) Pauley; grandchildren, Derek (Morgan) Michaelis, Kyle Michaelis, Megan Michaelis, Mallory Michaelis, Brock Michaelis, Madison Michaelis, Ellie Michaelis and Kaden Michaelis; step grandchildren, Nicholas Cameron, Lucas Cameron, Shannon Rodriguez, Tim Moorehead, Hannah Pauley and Noah Pauley; four great grandchildren; and siblings, Marvin (Nancy) Michaelis and Diane (George) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara; stepdaughter, Teresa Pauley; step grandson, Tyler Moorehead; brother, Clarence (Rosie) Michaelis and sister, Betty (Dan) Middleton. Friends and family will be received at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Napoleon, on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM with an hour of visitation prior to services. Interment with military honors will immediately follow at Hoy Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cure Search, a childhood cancer awareness foundation. Online messages and condolences may be shared with the family at rodenbergergray.com.
Bernhard T. Michaelis, 83, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was born on June 24, 1937, in Napoleon, to Bernhard and Edna (Oberhaus) Michaelis. Ben married his first wife, Barbara Hatfield in October 1960 and preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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