Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Vincent C. Studer

Vincent C. Studer, age 96 and longtime resident of Shelby, died Tuesday morning, July 18, 2023. He passed peacefully at the home of his daughter, Jane, in Brookville, IN where he and his wife, Irma, have been residing.

Vince was born October 13, 1926 in North Auburn, Ohio to the late Sylvester P. and Coletta (Pifher) Studer. A 1945 graduate of Tiro High School, Vince then served his country in the United States Army during World War II while being stationed in Germany. A hard worker his entire life, Vince retired from a career with General Motors in Ontario in 1992.

As an active member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Vince had volunteered as an usher, eucharistic minister, and serving funeral masses for many years. Furthermore, he had been a member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus and the Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post 326. Vince always remained active his entire life and enjoyed upkeep of his property in addition to traveling.

Vince is survived by his wife of 74 years, Irma J. (Kempf) Studer, whom he wed May 7, 1949. Also surviving are his children: Mark (Pam) Studer of Shelby, Craig (Janet) Studer of Shelby, Thomas (Patti) Studer of Canal Fulton, Jane (Chuck) Studer Gartenman of Brookville, IN, and Jon (Laurie) Studer of Grove City; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; brothers: Clarence Studer of Tiro, Herman J. (Pat) Studer of Bellevue, Donald Studer of New Washington, Robert Studer of New Washington, and Kenneth (Marilyn) Studer of Tiro; sisters-in-law: Eileen Studer of Shelby and Mary Studer of Crestline; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Vince was preceded in death by infant sons: Joseph William Studer and Timothy John Studer; a grandson: Joshua Evans; brothers: Norbert Studer and Charles Studer; and sisters: Dortha Metzger, Bernadine Holmer, Esther Warren, and Janette Holt.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 11 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, with Fr. Chris Mileski celebrating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Public calling hours will not be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Online condolences may be expressed on Vince’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or their Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Pam says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time thoughts and prayers, always cherish the many memories you have may God Bless you and your family ..

  2. Mark and Holly Korbas says:

    We were very sorry to read of your father’s passing. What a wonderful, well lived life! We all strive to have a long, loving marriage like Vince and Irma. We will be thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers and close to our hearts.

  3. Joe & Terri DeVito says:

    Mark, Pam and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers with all of you.

  4. Chuck Shealy says:

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Vince, what a great couple of 74 years. Irma worked at the Shelby Business Forms and we would see them at many restaurants. Many heart felt condolences to the Studer family. Chuck and Vicky Shealy

  5. Mark & Julie Metzger says:

    We are very saddened to hear of Uncle Vince’s passing. Aunt Irma and children and all his family: know that we are thinking of you all. Prayers to Uncle Vince, and to all of his family at this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you. Eternal Rest to Uncle Vince! We will cherish the fond memories of him. (Due to work commitments, we can not make it to his funeral Mass, but we will be with you all in mind and prayers).

  6. Jean & Ed Russell says:

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Vince. He lived a long and full life and may you all find comfort knowing he is at peace now.

  7. Mike Studer says:

    My condolences and prayers to the family.

  8. Ann Cooper says:

    Jane and family I am so sorry to hear about Vincent. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish all the memories and good times you had. Rely on God’s strength to see you through.

  9. Joe & Lynn Wechter says:

    Dear Studer family, sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Joe & Lynn

  10. Pat and Denise Heydinger says:

    Mark, Pam and the Studer family — our heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of Vince. But what a wonderful, full, loving life of service and family he lived and shared with all of you and the entire community. May you cherish his life and the many memories he left you.

  11. Fred Sruder says:

    To Mark, Craig and Studer family, so sorry for your loss! May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always! Fred Studer

  12. Donna Riehl says:

    Dear Studer Family, my sympathy and prayers are with you at this time.!! Always enjoyed the Thurs Holy Hours we had together!! Keep you in prayer.

  13. Ron & Eileen Mawhorr says:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father

  14. Ruth Muth says:

    Dear Cousin Irma, So sorry to hear of your loss of Vince. Thinking of you and the family, and hope you are well. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. Love to all, Cousin Ruth.

  15. John & JoAnn Waldruff says:

    Studer family… We are saddened to hear of Vince’s passing. May you find comfort in knowing your Dad is now resting in peace and comfort, free from the suffering he courageously endured. You have our deepest sympathy. God bless you all. John and JoAnn

  16. Craig and JoAnn Case says:

    Dear Mark and Pam. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Mark’s father. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Bill & Karen Rieman says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family duriing this sorrowful time. He now rests peacefull in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Memories of his life on earth will lbring comfort to who knew this gentle man

  18. Barbara J. Eakins says:

    Dear Irma , My sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your beloved husband, Vince. I have fond memories of you both. I hope that your memories of all the good times you had together somehow soften the grief you are experiencing. Sincerely, Barbara Eakins

    Mark and Pam, Sincere Condolences on the passing of your father.

  19. Richard Russell says:

    As an in-law to the family, it was always good for me to see Vince at so many family gatherings over the years. I am very sorry that I will not be there for his funeral Mass on Saturday.
    May God hold you all in his arms at this time, and please know that my sympathy and prayers are with you.

  20. Phyllis and Scott and Lisa Kempf says:

    Prayers and Condolences.

  21. Susan Grass says:

    Jane, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. Lorna Albert says:

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  23. bob warner says:

    My prayers for Vince and his family. I worked with Vince for several years and remember him as a man filled with joy , always a kind word and a beautiful smile. He was so positive and so pleasant. God Bless you Vince.

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