Wilbur C. "Web" Deisher, April 1, 1923-Dec. 11, 2010

Aug 29, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

WILBUR C. 'WEB' DEISHER

APRIL 1, 1923-DEC. 11, 2010

NORWALK

Wilbur C. "Web" Deisher, 87, of Norwalk died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Gaymont Nursing Center.

He was born April 1, 1923, in Hollins, Va., son of the late Clayton N. and Lillian Pearl (Austin) Deisher, and came to this area in 1961 from Wellington, Ohio. Web was a 1941 graduate of Wellington High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II in the Pacific Theater as M/M 3rd class. He retired in 1982 from Columbia Gas of Ohio after more than 30 years of service as a mechanic. He was a life member of American Legion Post 547 in Monroeville and Firelands Post 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Norwalk. Web was a member of First United Methodist Church of Norwalk where he served as head usher for many years and once was a trustee who helped with the renovations of the church, and was a former boy scout leader. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing pool and numerous outdoor projects such as cutting wood from his 18 acres of woods with splitting and storing for winter heat. Web participated with the Methodist church's Volunteers in Mission to Haiti, Nevis and Montserrat as well as a trip to Chicago with the youth of the church in 1991 where they renovated a high rise home to be used as low-income housing for the needy people of the area.

He was born April 1, 1923, in Hollins, Va., son of the late Clayton N. and Lillian Pearl (Austin) Deisher, and came to this area in 1961 from Wellington, Ohio. Web was a 1941 graduate of Wellington High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II in the Pacific Theater as M/M 3rd class. He retired in 1982 from Columbia Gas of Ohio after more than 30 years of service as a mechanic. He was a life member of American Legion Post 547 in Monroeville and Firelands Post 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Norwalk. Web was a member of First United Methodist Church of Norwalk where he served as head usher for many years and once was a trustee who helped with the renovations of the church, and was a former boy scout leader. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing pool and numerous outdoor projects such as cutting wood from his 18 acres of woods with splitting and storing for winter heat. Web participated with the Methodist church's Volunteers in Mission to Haiti, Nevis and Montserrat as well as a trip to Chicago with the youth of the church in 1991 where they renovated a high rise home to be used as low-income housing for the needy people of the area.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (McCleary) Deisher, whom he married Jan. 1, 1978, of Norwalk; daughter, Beverly Gay (Gary) Surratt of Clayton, Mich.; grandchildren, Sean (Michelle) Surratt of New Carlisle, Ind., and Krista (Douglas) Damery of Hudson, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Evan Damery, Genena Damery, Ava Surratt and Olivia Surratt; and by his nieces, Susan (Dennis) Allen of Elyria and Dawn Deisher of Athens, Ohio. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Warren L. Hainline of Albemarle, N.C., and Thomas A. Hainline of Durham, N.C.; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Genena Belle (Becker) Deisher, in 1977; and by his brother, Earl N. Deisher, in 1996.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 60 W. Main St., Norwalk; the Rev. Gary Streiff will officiate. Interment will be in Camden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Norwalk First United Methodist Church or to the donor's favorite charity.