Dwight E. Wyers, 80, of Vermilion and formerly of Lorain, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Mountain Top, Arkansas, October 19, 1932 and had been a resident of Vermilion and Lorain for 36 years.
Dwight proudly served his Country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed as an Electrician Foreman at BF Goodrich Chemical Company in Avon Lake, having retired in 1992 after 36 years of service. He had been a longtime member of Lorain Baptist Church in Lorain, where he served as a Deacon, as well as a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Vermilion. Dwight enjoyed farming, raising beef cattle, and creating various projects on his farm in Beverly, Ohio, which he purchased following his retirement.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Ruby A. (nee Lindsey) Wyers; children, Peggy (Dennis) Kern, Donna (Greg) Mick, Steve (Karol) Wyers, Janet (Jack) Ickes, Paula (Joe) Schmittle and Eric (Michelle) Wyers; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Wyers and Bruce Wyers; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Alma Abercrombie, George Wyers, A.D. Wyers, Eloise Lyle and Jim Wyers; and by his parents, Albert and Gladys (nee Parker) Wyers.
Friends may call Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 3 to 7 P.M. at Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Sheffield Township, where services will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, at 11 A.M. The Reverend David Johnson, of the Vermilion Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may made American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44106.