Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Mary Catherine Holthaus, 83, of McCartyville, died at 7 a.m. March 25, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Sharpsburg, to Phillip and Elizabeth Schmitz Weitzel. On Nov. 20, 1947, she married Albert Langenkamp, who died in 1983. On June 22, 1984, she married Bernard Holthaus, who survives.
Other survivors are five sons, Charles (Jo) Langenkamp, Greenville, Edward (Michele) Langenkamp, Brisbane, Australia, William (Sharon) Langenkamp, North Star, Jerry (Denise) Langenkamp, Maria Stein, and Jack (Tammy) Langenkamp, Versailles; two daughters, Patricia (John) Simmons, Union, and Linda (Rick) Thobe, Maria Stein; seven stepsons, Bernard (Bobbi) Holthaus, Sidney, Frederick and Robert Holthaus, both of Anna, Richard (Deb) Holthaus, Mark (Sharon) Holthaus, William (Deb) Holthaus and Gerald Holthaus, all of Fort Loramie; nine stepdaughters, Rosie (Marvin) Albers, Margaret (Jerry) Gepfrey and Patricia (Foster) Jones, all of Anna; Dorothy Inman, Mesa, Ariz., Marlene Overly, Duluth, Ga., Carol (Larry) Voisard, Fort Loramie, Marian (John) Bensman, Russia, Rita (Allan) Wente, Minster, and Treva (Rick) Monnier, Tipp City; a sister, Agnes (Ben) Lefeld, St. Henry; 60 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a stepdaughter, Ann Holthaus; two brothers, Albert and Clarence; and five sisters, Martha Hemmelgarn, Ann Ross, Julitta Reichert, Rita Hartke and Gertrude Nieport.
She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of he American Legion Auxiliary, North Star, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, McCartyville, and its Rosary Altar Sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial is at St. Louis Cemetery, North Star.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, and 9-9:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Contributions can be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund or the Alzheimer's Association.