Wayne "Pete" Wendall Hershberger, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 1933
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Wayne “Pete” Wendall Hershberger, Jr., 88, of Lodi, died Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his home.

He was born January 12, 1933 in Wooster to Wayne Sr. and Dorothy Rhamy Hershberger.  On June 12, 1965, he married Margaret “Maggie” Leatherman.  She survives.

Pete was a three sport letterman for Wooster High School and was on the undefeated 1949 team where he was known as “Pete the Toe” and is in the Wooster High School Sports Hall of Fame.  After graduation he attended the College of Wooster.  Pete bowled in the PBA, coached youth baseball, loved golfing and euchre and had Border Collies for over 55 years.

He had worked for Medina Glass for many years then owned PM Glass in Lodi from where he retired.  Pete served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.  He was a member of Central Christian Church where he was a past Deacon, the Lodi American Legion Post #523, Harrisville Masonic Lodge #137 of Lodi, the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge #92 of Ashland, the Lodi Historical Society and been on the Lodi town council for several years.

Along with his wife, Pete is survived by his daughters Danica Hershberger of Dallas, TX and Andrea Hershberger of Tamuning, Guam.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald Hershberger.

Private graveside services will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post #523, 120 Banks St., Lodi, OH 44254 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

American Legion Post #523, 120 Banks St., Lodi, OH 44254 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Service: 

Private graveside services will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Condolences

Maggie, Nicki, Andi,

I'm so sorry for your loss. May good memories comfort you at this difficult time.

Maggie, Dani and Andi-

Heartfelt condolences for your loss. May good memories and the hope of eternal life bring you peace. God Bless.

Maggie, Danica and Andrea; So sorry for your loss. Pete and I had many experiences together. He will be missed. May the realization that your next hello will be for eternity help sustain you through this difficult time.

Maggie, Dani, & Andrea,
We are so sad to see Uncle Pete go, but we know he is happy to reunite with his brother, parents, & others he has held dear. I think what I’ll remember most is Uncle Pete’s laugh...and that he was a great first boss for me when he let me take your spot as secretary at Medina Glass those summers. He taught me a lot about hard work, accuracy, and public relations; things I put to good use in my later career. Rest In Peace, dear Uncle.

Maggie, Dani, & Andi,
Pete taught me how to hit a fastball when I played Wooster Little League baseball for City Police. I used to watch him play fastpitch softball, too.

So sorry to here of Pete’s passing. It was so nice that he came to my dads (Ken Zuercher) his basketball coach calling hours.
Prayers to his family

Maggie, so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Prayers for you and the girls.

Maggie, Dani and Andi, My heart goes out to you as you grieve for the loss of a loving husband and father. Treasure always, the memories you shared for nothing can take those from you. Pete will continue to live in your hearts forever and he will always be sending his love to you from his Heavenly Home with God. Bless you. May God hold you in His Arms, helping you to heal.

Maggie: I'm so sorry to you & your family, on the loss of Pete. I'll keep you all in my thoughts & prayers. May the Lord & his many angels be with you all. Thanks & take care.

Maggie, so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

Maggie and family,
So sorry for your loss. Pete was one of the good ones. He was there for my first legal beer, as I tried my first clam, as I tried euchre and shared a few golf swings with him. He will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with you

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