(7-31-21) This morning at about 4:08 AM Celina Police officers observed a blue, 2004 Acura southbound on Brandon Av when it traveled through the stop sign without stopping. The officers followed the car as it was swerving in the roadway. It turned onto Market St., where officers signaled with emergency lights for the car to pull over. The car continued westbound when officers activated their siren.

The car, later found to be driven by Chad Rammel (33) of Celina, accelerated to speeds in excess of 95 MPH. Celina officers then discontinued all efforts to stop the car, in compliance with Celina P.D. policy.

A short time later a report of a crash on Mud Pike at SR118 was made to Mercer County Central Dispatch. Units for the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office responded. It was found that the car was the 2004 Acura Celina P.D. tried to stop. Rammel was found dead at the scene.

The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that at 4:13 a.m. Rammel crashed his car at a Mud Pike Road address after striking a tree and a fence. It then overturned and struck an SUV parked in the driveway.

The Ohio Highway Patrol handled the crash as it was not in the City.

Obituary for Chad R. Rammel

Chad R. Rammel, age 33, of Celina, passed away during the morning hours of July 31, 2021 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born on August 9, 1987 in Coldwater to Richard “Ralf” Rammel and Brenda (Behm) Weitz. On May 24, 2020, he married Nicole (Mckissack) Rammel who survives at their residence in Celina.

Chad is survived by his loving family; parents: Ralf Rammel and Brenda & Jim Weitz; wife: Nicole Rammel, children: Isaiah Rodriguez, Chase Rammel, Jaelyn Rammel & Liam Rammel; siblings: Josh Highley, Jennifer Hoelscher, Jessica Rammel, Christopher (Amber) Pasada; step-siblings: Jimmy (Lorie Harrod) Weitz, Justin (Kiley) Weitz & Tyler (Chrissy Hall) Weitz; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jamie Rammel.

Chad was a 2005 graduate of Celina High School. He worked as a self-employed CAD Programmer and worked for EDC Machining.

Chad loved spending time with his family and friends. He was known as an “outdoorsman” and the “grill master”. He truly loved being outdoors; either fishing, camping, kayaking, bicycling, racing RC cars or his most recent interest that included longboarding. Chad also enjoyed computers and building computers. He was taken from this Earth at a young age and will be truly missed by all.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Friday, August 6, 2021, from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Cisco Funeral Homes in Celina.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Chad and his family. To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit www.ciscofuneralhome.com or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.