Elmer L. Goldsmith, 77

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Elmer L. Goldsmith, 77, of Oldenburg, died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born March 29, 1938 in Batesville, he is the son of Catherine (Nee: Middendorf) and Albert Goldsmith. He married Carol Gindling April 23, 1960 at St. Nicholas Church near Sunman and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2009.
Elmer worked as a machinist 35 years at the Bearing Corporation of America/Federal Mogul plant before retiring in 1991. He was a member of Holy Family Church, Knights of Columbus Council #1461, Knights of St. John Commandry #220 and Cricket Ridge Golf Course.
Elmer enjoyed many interests. He loved spending time at the family farm and talking farming with those he hauled water to. According to his family, Elmer simply enjoyed visiting with and being around people which led to him being a regular for coffee at McDonald's in the mornings. An avid golfer, he was also a fan of the Reds, the Bengals, Xavier basketball and Notre Dame football as well as a league bowler for many years. All in the Family, Hee Haw and Lawrence Welk were among his favorite programs. Elmer liked to study history, kept up with the grandkids activities and enjoyed playing cards. 7-up and Rummy were among his favorites although the rules might change depending on the location of the game. The family also looked forward to the poker game at Christmas time.
He is survived by daughters, Jill Reidy of Batesville, Paula Fledderman of Oldenburg; sons, Tom and Mark of Oldenburg, Dan of Batesville; brother, Artie of Batesville; thirteen grandchildren; one great grandchild and two more on the way. He is preceded in death by his wife and his parents.
Visitation is Sunday, March 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home with a prayer service at 1 p.m. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday, March 21 at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund.
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