Hugh T. Wrhel

March 31, 1930 ‒ January 26, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Hugh T. Wrhel, age 84, of Mansfield and formerly of Mount Gilead, died Monday morning, January 26, 2015, at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield.

On March 31, 1930, Hugh was born in Pekin, Illinois, the son of the late Hugo and Elizabeth (Tarman) Wrhel, and as a family they moved to Mount Gilead in 1939. He graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1948, and was a USAF Veteran of the Korean Police Action.

Hugh retired after 32 years with the former North Electric Co. of Galion and I.T.T. Corp., where he worked as an electrical engineer.

He will be missed by his wife, Luella M. (George) Wrhel of Mansfield; a daughter, Cynthia Ann (Ken) Mercer of Harrisville, RI; two granddaughters: Bridget Melodie Bunting of Kailua, HI, and Natalie Jeanne (John) NeeSmith of Farmersville, TX; 7 great-grandchildren: Todd Thomas of TX, Jackson, Brooke, and Landon of HI, and Isabella, Peyton, and Johnny of TX; two sisters: Carolyn Bachelder of Mansfield, and Deanna (Richard) Sarchet of Frazeysburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Kammer.

Per Hugh’s wishes, services will not be observed and he will be cremated.

Hugh’s daughter would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of those who remained friends with him over the years and especially his step-son, Neil Robinson, and his wife, Deb, for all of the help and care they gave to Hugh over the last few years of his life. Also, a special “thank you” to the staff of Lexington Court Nursing Home, where he spent some time in rehabilitation and Wedgewood Estates Assisted Living Community, where he made his home with his wife until his death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Hugh’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Luella & Family,
    My sympathy for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you always.
    Tina Irons
    (former Secretary of Trinity UMC)

  • Luella:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family members at this time.
    Gerald & Judy Gardner

  • We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Wrhel family. Hugh was the first smiling face I met when coming on board with Neco. We spent many a day and night working on the telephone equipment. Hugh was a very dedicated person and never would ask anyone to do something that he would not do right along with you. Hugh may maybe gone for now but in our hearts he will always remain. God Bless you all and keep you steadfast. . .

  • A thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult times. I had the opportunity to work with Hugh at North Electric and room with him in Tenn. Truly one of the most caring and honest individual that I had the opportunity to associate with. Our condolences and sympathy , Jim and Dee Fogle

  • So sorry for Hugh’s passing and love and best regards to Aunt Luella and her family.