Paul C. Johnsman, age 69, of Celina, passed away unexpectedly 

on Friday, August 21, 2020, in the Emergency Room at Mercer 

County Community Hospital in Coldwater.


Born November 17, 1950, in Celina, Paul was the oldest child 

of Arnold A. & Esther C. (Guggenbiller) Johnsman.  His parents 

and a sister, Doris Goettemoeller, preceded him in death.


Paul married Jayne M. Laux on August 2, 1975.  She survives, 

along with their children: Adam (Julie) Johnsman of Celina and 

Audrey (Travis) Nuttle of Rockford, 4 grandchildren: Chloe, Gavin 

& Ariel Johnsman and Dylan Nuttle, a brother & sister: Bill (Karen) 

Johnsman of Englewood and Patty Baucher of Coldwater, brothers 

& sisters-in-law: Charlie Goettemoeller of Coldwater, and Randy 

(Denise) Laux, Ted (Denise) Laux, Malissa (Rob) Homan, Nick 

(Myra) Laux, Todd Laux and Theresa (Chris) Wurster, all of Celina 

and Laura Laux of Gallatin, Tennessee, and many nieces & nephews.


His parents-in-law, Kenny & Marie (Hole) Laux, also preceded him in death. 


Paul was a 1969 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in 

Celina, then went on to earn an Associate's Degree in Architectural 

Design from ITT in Dayton.  


Retiring after 30 years in general construction with Alexander 

& Bebout of Van Wert, Paul had also worked at New Idea and 

Pet Milk in Coldwater, and for Casad in St. Marys.  


A truly devout member of Immaculate Conception Church,  

Paul was a very religious man, spending much time in prayer.  


He was a train enthusiast and enjoyed woodworking.  Paul liked 

traveling to Holmes County, Ohio and the Smoky Mountains.  

But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., 

Wednesday, August 26, at Immaculate Conception 

Church in Celina, with Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. and 

Deacon Charlie Salway presiding.  


Calling Hours are 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, 

August 25, and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, at 

W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.


Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social 

distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 

guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Health 

and Governor DeWine.


Condolences can be expressed to Paul's family 



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