Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
Leander "Lee" H. Fortkamp Jr., 63, 77 S. Paris St., Minster, died at 2:30 p.m. April 30, 2007, at state Route 119 and St. John Road. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Celina, to Leander H. and Rita C. Bernard Fortkamp Sr. On May 4, 1968, he married Marilyn Sommer, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Doug (Jessica), Troy; two daughters, Chris (Jay) Moeller, Troy, and Tricia (Keith) Pohl, Minster; two brothers, Walt (Thelma), St. Henry, and Ron (Treva), St. Rose; three sisters, Josie (Ed) Grieshop and Barb (Larry) Poppe, all of McCartyville, and Marcia (Ben) Tebbe, Maria Stein; a sister-in-law, Linda, New Bremen; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Ralph, and an infant sister, Mary.
He retired from Duco Tool & Die, Minster, was a machinist at the former New Idea, Coldwater, and worked at Stolle Precision Tool, Sidney. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran and member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, American Legion, athletic booster club, village board of public affairs, village zoning board, cemetery board and Oktoberfest committee, all of Minster.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Rick Neiberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery where military rites will be performed.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Newland-Horstman Scholarship Fund.
Condolences can be sent to www.hogenkampfh.com.