Monday, July 21st, 2008
Herbert P. Wehrkamp, 91, of 661 E. Columbus St., St. Henry, died at 2:08 a.m. July 19, 2008 at his residence.
He was born October 9, 1916, in Cranberry Prairie to Joseph and Elizabeth Staugler Wehrkamp. On Nov. 23, 1946, he married Evelyn Schwieterman, who died Nov. 21, 1986.
Survivors are two sons, Dan (Jeanette), St. Henry, and Pat, Kettering; five daughters, Connie Gottes, Janet (Bob) Borgert, Deborah Stammen, Karen (Rick) Stahl, all of St. Henry, and Bev (Frank) Lodi, Columbus; two sisters-in-law Mary Jean Wehrkamp, North Star, and Alvera Wehrkamp, Fort Recovery; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are eight brothers: Sylvester, Clarence, Carl, Linus, Julius, Ernest, Arthur and Elmer; and five sisters: Martha Oberer, Hilda Keiser, Isabella Sheets, Evelyn Wehrkamp and Lucille Schockman.
He retired from the former Avco New Idea Plant in Coldwater. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II, a member of the St. Henry American Legion, Coldwater Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past member of the board of public affairs in St. Henry.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, the Rev. Benedict Magabe officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery with full military services.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry.