Wednesday, February 6th, 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. Joseph to Joseph and Mary Steinbrunner Westgerdes.
He is survived by four sisters: Julianna Wellman, St. Henry, Dorothy (Donald) Muhlenkamp, Fort Recovery, Rosella "Sally" (Robert) Muhlenkamp, Portland, Ind., and Naomi Maynard, Oxford, Mass; a brother, Arnold (Viola), Fort Recovery; 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 and its Holy Name Society.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.