Friday, February 8th, 2008
Former Fort Recovery resident Clarence E. Westgerdes, 87, of The Gardens at St. Henry, died at 2:05 a.m. Feb. 5, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Dec. 27, 1920, in St. Joe to Joseph and Mary Steinbrunner Westgerdes.
He is survived by a brother, Arnold (Viola), Fort Recovery; four sisters: Julianna Wellman, St. Henry, Dorothy (Donald) Muhlenkamp, Fort Recovery, Rosella "Sally" (Robert) Muhlenkamp, Portland, Ind., and Naomi Maynard, Oxford, Mass; ; two sisters-in-law, Mildred and Ruth, both of Fort Recovery.
He was preceded in death by four brothers; Norbert, Wilbert, Andrew and an infant Rolandus; three sisters: Irene Kahlig and infants Mary Agnes and Mary Alice.
He owned and operated the former Westgerdes Cabinets & Floor Coverings, Fort Recovery.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe and its Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus Council, 3324, Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, with a prayer service conducted by the Knights of Columbus at 7:50 p.m. Calling also is 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.