Saturday, February 24th, 2007
Marlene A. Bihn, 58, 1319 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died Feb. 23, 2007, at 6:01 a.m. at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, of an apparent heart attack.
She was born Sept. 25, 1948, in Celina, to Herbert and Irene (Huelskamp) Siefring. Her father is deceased and her mother survives in New Weston.
On Nov. 26, 1966, she was married in Sharpsburg to John J. Bihn, who also survives.
Other survivors are six daughters, Susan (Larry) Homan and Tamara (Justin) Huntsman, all of Fort Recovery; Lori (Andrew) Bruggeman and Lynette (Doug) Hughes, all of St. Henry; Tina (Dan) Dirksen and Carrie (Mitch) Petro, all of Portland, Ind.; six sons, Christopher (Amy), Douglas (Kelli), Shawn (Amy), Charles, John and Luke, all of Fort Recovery; a brother, Eugene Siefring, New Weston; three sisters, Barbara (Dale) Link, Portland, Ind.; Ruth (Louis) Grisez, New Weston and Cindy (Mark) Knapke, Fort Recovery; 34 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
She was a 1966 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and was a bus driver for Fort Recovery Schools. She co-owned and managed Meinerdings Restaurant in Fort Recovery, and formerly operated a tax preparation service in Fort Recovery. She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling hours are 1-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.