Thursday, May 29th, 2008
Lorena E. Heitkamp, 85, of McCartyville, died at 7:58 a.m. May 28, 2008, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, where she resided the past 18 days.
She was born June 3, 1922, in McCartyville, to Joseph and Agnes Prenger Riethman. On Aug. 25, 1945, she married Clarence L. Heitkamp, who died May 6, 2008.
Surviving are a son, Roger (Peg), Fort Loramie; three daughters, Carol (Tom) Buschur, New Bremen, Elaine (Steve) Barga, West Milton, and Lois (Dale) Kennedy, Botkins; a sister, Cecelia Eyink, St. Henry; a brother-in-law, Richard Harting, Dayton; two sisters-in-law, Alvina Riethman, Minster, and Marie Riethman, McCartyville; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Bernard Riethman; two sisters, Marcella Pleiman and Dorothea Harting.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, McCartyville, and its Rosary and Altar Sodality.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church building fund.