Joseph M. Ehrmantraut served in Navy in WW II
Joseph M. Ehrmantraut, 92, of Cincinnati, Ohio and formerly of North Vernon, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 27, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service. Graveside services and burial were Wednesday at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Mr. Ehrmantraut served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had worked as an Indianapolis Star newspaper carrier and a school bus driver. He had owned a Dairy Queen in California, and a family style restaurant in Palmyra. Mr. Ehrmantraut enjoyed boating and water-skiing, traveling and working on most anything as well as spending time with his family.
Born in Indianapolis on February 11, 1921, Mr. Ehrmantraut was the son of Martin and Rhea Ehrmantraut. On June 18, 1949, he married Frances C. Beaty of Paoli.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years; one daughter, Carole Ehrmantraut Grafton of Fairfield Township, Ohio; two grandchildren, Brian Grafton and Melissa Grafton Quinn and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kylie Quinn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Marion Foreman, Vera Huntington and Mildred Coon.
Memorials through the funeral home to Research for Parkinson Disease and Macular Degeneration.