Nick M. Gaumer

March 17, 1995 ‒ December 17, 2011

Fredericktown, Ohio

Nick M. Gaumer, age 16, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on March 17, 1995 in Columbus, Ohio to Mike and Carrie (Gerrard) Gaumer. Nick was a junior at the Knox County Career Center where he served as an Ambassador and was the current President of the Sports Medicine and Exercise Science program. He also served as Flight Leader of his ROTC program and was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

If you know Nick Gaumer, you know he was a runner. Nick was a three time letter winner for Fredericktown High School cross country and a two time state qualifier where he just finished in 88th place in the State of Ohio. He was a two time varsity letter winner in track and is currently tied for 13th place on the All Times Runner list at Fredericktown High School.

Nick is President of the Dream Catchers 4-H club and just this year he started contest events at the Knox County Fair. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends and you could always catch Nick reading a good book. Like most kids his age, Nick enjoyed playing Madden Football on his Playstation 3. His contagious smile and positive attitude will be missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his parents, his maternal grandparents, Janet Gerrard and Dale (Karen) Gerrard, great grandmother, Rene Gerrard, brother-in-law, Adam Ernsberger, aunts and uncles, Phil (Mary Morningstar) Gerrard, Robin (Shawn) Gerrard McCabe, Rick (Connie) Gaumer, Steve Gaumer, Jeff (Karen) Gaumer, Brian Gaumer and Cathy (Jim) Denuit, a step sister, Erin Reeves, canine companion, Blue and equine companion Daisy.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Ashlei Ernsberger and paternal grandparents, Willard and Jeanne Gaumer.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.R Hodges Chapel at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. The family will observe a private graveside service in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown Cross Country team in care of the Fredericktown Athletic Boosters or the Fredericktown EMS Association, 139 Columbus Rd., Fredericktown, OH 43019 in Nick’s memory.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is handling the arrangements for the family of Nick Gaumer.