Thursday, August 14th, 2008
Andrew A. Droesch, 80, 16 E. Walnut St., Chickasaw, died at 6:24 a.m. Aug. 13, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Nov. 29, 1927, in Chickasaw, to Lorenz and Elizabeth Bruggeman Droesch. On May 5, 1956, he married Rosemary Limbert, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Michael L. (Dolores), Tipp City; a brother, Bernard (Lucille), Chickasaw; three sisters, Cecelia (Don) Gerdeman, Rose Ann Mox and Barbara (Don) Heitz, all of Delphos,; a sister-in-law, Mary, Chickasaw, and three grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Timothy L.; three brothers, Tony, Joseph and Camillus; two sisters, Monica Schoen and Mathilda Rutschilling; and a brother-in-law, Robert Mox.
He retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 37 years service, and was a member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church, Chickasaw, and the American Legion and Knights of St. John, both in Maria Stein. He was a former town councilor and served at the water company, both in Chickasaw, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Gene Schnipke officiating. Burial with full military honors is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.