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Hamsher, Andrew Sherman

FREDERICKSBURG — Andrew Sherman Hamsher, age 78, of Fredericksburg, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 14, 2020, at his residence.

Andrew was born on July 8, 1941, in Walnut Creek, Ohio, to the late Paul and Ella (Sommers) Hamsher and graduated from Hiland High School.

He founded and operated the former Dutch Country Apple Dumplings in Orrville which was his passion for 30 years.  He cared deeply for his employees, even after his retirement in 2016.

Andrew was a member of Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron. He enjoyed volunteering at MCC Connections and extending his charity and generosity.  He was an avid Cleveland Indians Fan and was scheduled to be in Goodyear, AZ, to watch spring training this year.  Andrew loved his life; going for walks and living in Holmes County.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his siblings, his grandchildren, and great grandson.

Surviving are three children, Julie (Ed) Helmuth of Colorado Springs, CO, Scott Hamsher of New York City, NY, and Laurie (Ron) Liechty of Supply, NC; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Luke, Tyler, and Courtney Helmuth, and Cory and Sophia Darco; great grandson, Andrew Darco; two sisters, Annetta Weaver and Lorene Gingerich; two brothers, Marcus Hamsher and Kenny Hamsher; numerous nieces and nephews; and Heather Auxier, who was like a daughter to him, as well as her family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Oletha Troyer; brothers-in-law, Alvin Troyer, John Weaver, and Paul Gingerich; and sisters-in-law, Judy Hamsher and Kathy Hamsher.

Friends may call on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Salem Mennonite Church, 3363 Zuercher Road, Dalton, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm or on Tuesday from 10:00 am to 10:45 am prior to the service.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, at Salem Mennonite Church, with Pastor Kevin Himes officiating. Burial will take place at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to MCC Connections, P.O. Box 19, Kidron, OH, 44636.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at

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