Friday, May 4th, 2007
Emma Lou Bernard, 86, of The Gardens at St. Henry, died at 7 p.m. May 3, 2007, at her residence.
She was born June 18, 1920, in St. Marys, to Carl H. and Emma Krantz Althoff. On April 15, 1972, she married Edward H. Bernard, who died Aug. 28, 2001.
Surviving are two stepsons, Bob (Sue), Beavercreek, and Chuck (Cindy), Fremont; three stepdaughters, Helen (Bill) Shackleford, Port Clinton, Marjorie (Jerome) Braun, Milford, and Dorothy Nieset, Fremont; a brother, Eugene (Ruby) Althoff, Vero Beach, Fla., 12 stepgrandchildren and eight step great-grandchilldren.
Deceased are a stepson-in-law, Don Nieset, two brothers, Ferdinand and Franklin Krantz, and two sisters, Marcella and Lillian Althoff.
She retired from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, and was employed at Dr. Baroon's office. She was a graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, a graduate of University of Cincinnati in nursing, and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Larry Wyen officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.