Jerome C. “Jody” Oman, 68, of Ossian passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, in Huntington unexpectedly from a heart condition. He was born January 11, 1954, in Bluffton to Wendell “Cy” and Roberta “Bobbie” (Campbell) Oman. He was married March 1, 1991, in Bluffton to Sandy J. Heyn.
He was a 1972 graduate of Bluffton High School and attended Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne for maintenance tech training. He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge #796 and the Ossian Conservation Club.
He worked for Franklin Electric in Bluffton for 31 years. He retired in 2019 from L.H. Carbide in Fort Wayne working in the shipping and receiving department. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s 4-H events, hockey games and cheerleading events. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, eagle watching, tending to his Beagles, farming, playing/listening to music and playing golf.
He is survived by his mother of Bluffton; his wife of Ossian; five sons; Zachary D. Oman; and Paul Michael Oman, both of Evansville; Adam Rice of Colorado; Leith Rice of Fort Wayne; and Clayton (Carissa) Rice of Roanoke; daughter, Andrea (Andy) Amick of Roanoke; nine grandchildren, Aaron Amick; Austin Amick; Mila Rice; Annabel Rice; Max Oman; Caroline Rice; Van Rice; Oliver Rice; and Mitch Rice; sister, Judy (Mike) Poulson of Berne; brother, Jon (Angie) Oman of Bluffton; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held Friday, July 29 from 3-7 p.m. at the Ouabache State Park in the lodge recreation building. The family requests gifts and flowers be omitted and to dress in casual attire.
A private family graveside service will take place at the Grove Cemetery in Poneto with Jody’s nephew, Stuart Poulson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Ouabache State Park.
Arrangements provided by Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.goodwincaleharnish.com.