US Navy

Richard Eugene Himler

March 19, 1932 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 88)


Richard E. Himler, age 88 of Cardington, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born on March 19, 1932 in Cardington to the late Walter H. and Mabel E. (Schorr) Himler.

Richard was a 1951 graduate of Cardington-Lincoln High School and had went on to work at Eaton Manufacturing. He then went on to work as a Professional Sales Manager at Mathews Kennedy Ford for many years until retirement. Richard loved his time spent working at the dealership and made relationships with many people over the years.

On July 21, 1954 in Brookville, Indiana Richard married Ginger L. (Davis) and she survives him in Cardington. 

Richard served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean War where he had obtained the rank of Machinist’s 3rd Mate. He was a member of the Word of Life Lutheran Church, American Legion Jenkins-Vaughan Post 97, VFW Mt. Gilead Post 8054, USS Stockham DD683 Reunion Group, Tin Can Sailors, Navy Breakfast Club, Buckeye Sheriff’s Association and various Ford organizations. 

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by 4 children: Bonnie (Michael) Williams of Cardington, Vickie (Patrick) Bierce of Mt. Gilead, Dr. Jeffrey (Cynthia) Himler of Raymond and Michael (Suzanne) Himler of Forney, TX; 2 siblings: Frank (Judy) Himler and Esther Yake of Cardington; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, George Himler and a grandson Nathan Himler. 

Friends may call on Monday Feb. 8, 2021 from 10:00AM until the start of the funeral service at 11:00AM in the Gompf Funeral Home, 440 Center Street in Cardington. Pastor Harold Ruth will officiate, and Richard’s burial will follow in the Windfall Cemetery with full military honors provided by the U.S. Navy.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in honor of Richard are asked to consider the Tin Can Sailors, PO Box 100, Somerset, MA 02726.

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Public Viewing
February 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Funeral Service
February 8, 2021

11:00 AM

February 8, 2021

Windfall Cemetery
5070 Newmans Cardington Road
Cardington, OH 43315

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