Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
Marie E. "Tootie" Minnich, 69, 3025 N. 850 E., Portland, Ind., died at 5 p.m. Aug. 31, 2007, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born May 10, 1938, in St. Henry, to Gregor and Mary Kramer Goettemoeller. On May 9, 1959, she married George Minnich, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dale (Theresa) and Gregg (Donna), all of Portland; two daughters, Pat (Don) Willmann and Marg (Steve) Reier, all of Portland; three brothers, Leonard Goettemoeller, Carthagena, Harold Goettemoeller, Botkins, and Ivo (Esther) Goettemoeller, St. Henry; two sisters, Mildred Wuebker, St. Henry, and Wilma (Lawrence) Link, Fort Recovery; a sister-in-law, Verena Goettemoeller, Rockford, and 13 grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Alvin Goettemoeller, and a sister, Edna Kremer.
She was the co-founder and manager of Minnich Poultry, Portland, a 1956 graduate of St. Henry High School, and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony, and its altar sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Revs. Daniel Schmitmeyer, Raymond Seifert and Leonard Goettemoeller officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday at Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.