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Lewis F. Delong

February 7, 1962 ~ May 8, 2021 (age 59)


Lewis F. Delong, 59, of Van Wert passed away at 5:00 AM on Saturday, May 08, 2021 at Lima Memorial Hospice.

He was born on February 07, 1962, in Deland, FL, the son of his late parents, Donald L. and Grace E. (Wiley) Delong, Sr. On April 23, 1999, he married Tricia Thatcher.

Lewis worked in construction as a plasterer. He came to Van Wert in 2006 from the Daytona Beach area in Florida. Lewis loved to tinker around with things and was a man of all trades. He enjoyed camping, fishing and playing with his R.C. toys.

He was also an accomplished woodworker who made, among other things, tables and treasure boxes, which he often gave as gifts.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Tricia Delong of Van Wert; brother, Donald L. (Mary) Delong, Jr. of Palatka, FL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Everett and Patricia Thacher Jr. of Convoy; sisters-in-law: Kim Stemen and Debra Thatcher, both of Van Wert.

In addition to his parents, Lewis was preceded in death by his stepson, Brandon Dewit; brother, Leonard Delong and sister, Rose Creamons.

A Celebration of Life will be from 5 to 8 PM on May 15, 2021 at the Big Barn at the Corner of Wolfcale & Lincoln Hwy, Van Wert, OH 45891.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lewis`s memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society at

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Celebration of Life
May 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Big Barn at the Corner of Wolfcale & Lincoln Hwy
Corner of Wolfcale & Lincoln Hwy
Van Wert, OH 45891

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