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Father of Pat Wismer Burroughs ’62, Nancy Wismer Garand ’84 and Tina Wismer Ball ’86 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 3, 2015


Arthur C. Sr.

Arthur C. Wismer Sr., of Toledo, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Art was born in Amherstburg, Ontario on December 2, 1918. He moved to the United States and proudly served in the U.S. Navyduring WWII. He owned and operated Art Wismer Builders his entire working career. In his younger days, Art had been an avid boxer and this carried over to when he was Athletic Director for the Boys Club where he also helped teach boxing. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude; son, Terry and son-in-law, Jeff Cornell. He is survived by his children, Pat (Bob) Burroughs, Art Wismer Jr., Tim (Darci) Wismer, Joan (Joe) Breisacher, Mary Cornell, John (Betsy) Wismer, Nancy (Greg) Garand and Tina (Steve) Ball. Art is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Friends may call on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 2 to 8 p.m. at The Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Those planning memorials are asked to consider contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. 

“His legacy will continue on in a firm handshake.”

Funeral Home

Walter Funeral Home – Toledo
4653 Glendale Avenue  Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 382-1700

Published in Toledo Blade from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2015

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