Allyn Louis Wohlgamuth
April 20, 1933 - August 5, 2023
Allyn Louis Wohlgamuth, born on April 20th, 1933, to Theodore
and Thelma (Gregory) Wohlgamuth, peacefully passed away on
August 5th, 2023, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was 90 years
Allyn grew up in Petersburg, Michigan and graduated from
Summerfield High School in 1951, where he stood out as a
basketball player and served as the class president. He was a
resident of Petersburg for over 60 years and then moved to
He had a remarkable career in the lumber industry spanning over
50 years. In 1952, Allyn began working at Hickson Peterson
Lumber Company in Petersburg, where he developed a passion
for the lumber business. Later, he worked as a purchasing agent
at Gallant Lumber Company in Toledo, making significant
Throughout the years, Allyn held roles as a purchasing agent at
Airport Lumber, Mann's Lumber, and Gordon Lumber in Maumee.
After retiring from the lumber industry, he spent a decade as a
dealer trade driver for Brondes Ford.
Beyond work, Allyn enjoyed nature, working in his yard, fishing,
archery, and golf. He and his wife Alvina also enjoyed traveling to
places like California, Utah, the Smoky Mountains, Maine, Florida,
and Aruba. Allyn’s most memorable vacations were the ones he
spent with his family, renting cottages in the Irish Hills area. He
was also an avid University of Michigan football fan.
Allyn's kindness touched many lives, especially those of his co-
workers, neighbors, and golf buddies. He will be remembered for
his strong work ethic, kindness, and willingness to help others.
He is survived by his four children: Anita (Ron) Wagner, Rick
Wohlgamuth, Rita (Ken) Gilson, and Renee Sambiagio. He is also
survived by eight grandchildren—John, Todd, Chad, Joseph,
Shay, Haley, Brandy, Tiffany—and thirteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Alvina, brother
Dallas, and oldest great-grandchild Collin Doyle.
Join us for a Celebration of Life for Allyn on Friday, August 11th,
2023, from 3 pm to 8 pm at Capaul Funeral Home, located at
8216 Ida West Road in Ida, Michigan, 48140. A private funeral will
be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Allyn's
memory to Hospice of Northwest Ohio are greatly appreciated.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Allyn's family and friends
during this difficult time. May cherished memories bring comfort
as you mourn the loss of a beloved individual who will always be