Eldon G. "Butch" Kimmet, 74, of Toledo, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 2013, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. Eldon was born June 22, 1939, in Fostoria to the late Jerome L. and Dolores (Nye) Kimmet. A sister, Betty Ann Kimmet, also preceded him in death.
Eldon was raised on a farm, went through 8 grades in a one-room schoolhouse at St. Andrew's in Liberty Township and attended Fostoria St. Wendelin and Tiffin Calvert High School. He was a 4-year veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis, attaining the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class. He worked as an electrical control engineer at EPCO, NATCO, HPM and ITL, retiring in 2004. He always was involved with his Catholic parish, having served as a council president, lector and usher. Eldon currently was an active member of Little Flower Catholic Parish in Toledo, including as a bingo runner and collection counter. In his free time, he enjoyed carpentry, model trains and home remodeling projects.
Eldon married Marjorie J. Houck on June 6, 1964, in Tiffin and she lovingly survives. Also surviving are his children, Kelly J. Kimmet Larsen, Jerome M. (Cecily), Robert E. and William G. Kimmet; grandchildren, Rachel Kimmet, Julia Larsen, William and Michael Kimmet; sisters, Patricia (Paul) Kollner and Norma Kimmet; and brother, James (Kate) Kimmet.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Road) where a scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
Services will begin with prayers in the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to Little Flower Church, 5562 Dorr St., for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Committal rites and burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the church, American Cancer Society or Masses.
Online condolences can be expressed at walkerfuneralhomes.com.