Paul C. Johnsman, age 69, of Celina, passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon, August 21, 2020, at the Mercer County Community Hospital Emergency Room in Coldwater.
Born November 17, 1950, in Celina, Paul was the oldest child of the late Arnold A. and Esther C. (Guggenbiller) Johnsman.
Paul and Jayne M. Laux were married on August 2, 1975. She survives, along with their son and daughter: Adam (Julie) Johnsman of Celina and Audrey (Travis) Nuttle of Rockford, four grandchildren: Chloe, Gavin and Ariel Johnsman and Dylan Nuttle, and his brother and sister: Bill (Karen) Johnsman of Englewood and Patty Baucher of Coldwater.
Paul is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Charlie Goettemoeller of Coldwater, and Randy (Denise) Laux, Ted (Denise) Laux, Malissa (Rob) Homan, Nick (Myra) Laux, Todd Laux and Theresa (Chris) Wurster, all of Celina and Laura Laux of Gallatin, Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Doris Goettemoeller, and his parents-in-law: Kenny & Marie (Hole) Laux.
A 1969 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Paul received an Associate's Degree in Architectural Design from ITT in Dayton. He retired after 30 years in general construction with Alexander & Bebout of Van Wert. Paul had also worked at New Idea and Pet Milk in Coldwater, and for Casad in St. Marys.
Paul was a truly devout member of Immaculate Conception Church in Celina. A very religious man, he spent much time in prayer. Paul was a train enthusiast and enjoyed woodworking. He liked traveling to Holmes County, Ohio and the Smoky Mountains. Most of all, Paul enjoyed spending time with his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 26, at Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, with Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. and Deacon Charlie Salway presiding. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in Celina.
Calling Hours are 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
Those attending are required to wear masks, asked to practice social distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine.
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