Monday, December 4th, 2006
Rosella J. Hogenkamp Mehmert, 97, of Minster, died at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 2, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster, where she resided two years.
She was born Sept. 23, 1909, in Minster, to Arthur and Margaret Knostman Vallo. On June 10, 1931, she married Nicholas P. Hogenkamp, who died Jan. 20, 1967. On Aug. 31, 1979, she married Paul Mehmert, who died Oct. 13, 1999.
Survivors are three sons, Nicholas A. (Thelma) Hogenkamp, Minster, Dale (Linda) Hogenkamp, Centerville, Jon Hogenkamp, Fort Meyers, Fla., and Jay (Lois) Hogenkamp, Carthagena; two daughters, Karen Herchen, Leesburg, Fla., and Ann (Dan) Jacobs, Delaware; a stepdaughter, Marsha (Fred) Rosen, Ridgefield Park, N.J.; two brothers, Melvin (Florence) Vallo, Minster, and Myrle (Betty) Vallo, Kettering; two sisters, Connie and Audrey Meyer, both of Minster; 22 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Maurice Vallo, and a sister, Velma Frierott.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Fort Loramie, Daughters of Isabella, St. Henry, and Fort Loramie Historical Society. She also was a volunteer at the Maria Stein Retreat Center.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. Rick Nieberding and Louis Schmit officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Maria Stein Relic Chapel.