Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
Donald J. Forsthoefel, 81, 1020 Ruby Lane, Coldwater, died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 2006, at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1925, in Coldwater, to William and Cecilia Schwieterman Forsthoefel. On June 10, 1950, he married Luetta Siefring, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Bob (Carol), Dan and Steve, all of Coldwater; two daughters, Karen Carter, Oakwood, and Connie (Don) Monnin, Centerville; four brothers, Kenneth (Rose), Louisville, Ky., and Herb (Madeline), Thomas and James (Clara), all of Coldwater; two sisters, Ruth Muskus, Sidney, and Joan (Linus) Mescher, Celina; a sister-in-law, Pat, Centerville; and 11 grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Paul; a brother-in-law, Frank Muskus; a sister-in-law, Pat; and a grandchild.
He retired from New Idea in 1987 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1991, both of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice, Coldwater.
Condolences can be sent at www.hogenkampfh.com.