Timothy Fern Mengerink, 58, passed away peacefully at his home at 12:50 pm on July 7th, 2021 after a hard battle with cancer.
Timothy was born July 9th, 1962 to Edward Jr. and Geraldine (Webster) Mengerink. He married the love of his life, Jaime (Schaffer) Mengerink on July 1st, 2021.
Timothy worked for the County Engineers as a Bridge Forman for 24 years. He was also a Township Trustee for 16 years. He was a hard worker and avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He often used the phrase, "The hurrier you are the behinder you get". Timothy was a member of the Sons of American Legion and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America: Troop 35. He was said to be an amazing father, husband, grandfather, and friend.
He is survived by his mother; Geraldine Mengerink of Van Wert, his wife; Jaime (Schaffer) Mengerink of Van Wert, his children; Quintin (Shelbee) Mengerink of Pensacola, Florida, Mitchell (Jazmine) Mengerink of Van Wert, Olivia Mengerink of Van Wert, Abraham Mengerink of Van Wert, Kaden Schaffer of Celina, Kole Schaffer of Van Wert, and Karter Schaffer of Van Wert, one grandchild; Remleigh Mengerink of Van Wert, three brother; Edward Mengerink III of Lima, Calvin (Deb) Mengerink of Van Wert, and Phillip Mengerink of Van Wert, a sister; Brenda Miller of Convoy, two brother-in-laws; Craig (Patty) Danylchuk of Van Wert, and Robert (Jenny) Danylchuk of Ft. Wayne, IN, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Mengerink Jr., his sister; Christina Mengerink, his paternal grandparents; Edward Sr. and Dorothy Mengerink, and his maternal grandparents; Elmer and Mary Webster.
A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am Tuesday July 13th, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, with a visitation an hour prior. The family will receive friends Monday July 12th, 2021 between the hours of 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America: Troop 35.
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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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