Herman Neimayer, one of Scio’s special treasures and best friends, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 21, 2021.
Herman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 1922. He earned a bachelor degree in horticulture from Penn State in 1944. He then made his way to Howard College in Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 1954.
During a brief stop working as a pharmacist in Bellaire, Ohio he met the love of his life, Wilma Gene Exner. After their marriage in 1955 they moved to Scio and bought Gallagher Drug. Herman and Gene worked their store for 65 years. Herman lost his beloved Gene last fall. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Rose Livermore and Lilly Thompson.
Surviving are children Linda (Don) Fillmore, George (Janet) Neimayer, Laurin (Fred) Geib, Allan (Michelle) Neimayer, Alex Neimayer and “son” Wallace Davis Cordero of Costa Rica.
Rounding out the family are grandchildren Tytus (Jenna) Fillmore, Torry (Taylor) Fillmore, Taylor (Mitchel) Grenwalt, Ellen Geib, Carrie Geib, John Geib, Kyle (fiancé Samantha) Neimayer, Kurt Neimayer, Jared Neimayer, Rachel Neimayer and 7 (soon to be 8) great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Herman was a gifted man. His thumbprint can be seen everywhere you look in town. There is the St. Dennis Cup at the museum, the Methodist church bell garden, the Custer Memorial signs, balloons at the street fair and the many staging areas and flower beds along the trail and throughout Scio.
Herman shared his love of music with the community at many events. All you had to do is ask and he had a poem, a story and a song to fit the bill.
The Neimayer family invites the community to the Conotton Creek Trail Scio Staging Area on Friday, August 27, 2021 anytime between 5-8 pm to share your stories and memories.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Scio Museum, 90151 Kilgore Ridge Rd, Scio, Ohio 43988.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Herman Neimayer, please visit our floral store.
The Scio Museum
90151 Kilgore Ridge Rd, Scio OH 43988