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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
Loretta Froning
Loretta J. Froning, 87, 85 S. Frankfort St., Minster, died at 8:13 p.m. Dec. 21, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Maria Stein, to Joseph and Veronica Brackman Giere. On May 16, 1942, she married her first husband, William Schwartz, who died May 14, 1975. On Nov. 13, 1976, she married Sylvester Froning, who died Jan. 20, 1987.
Surviving are her children, Jeanette Schwartz, Cincinnati, Carol (Doyle) Stetler, Lima, and Robert (Karen) Schwartz, Fort Loramie; four stepchildren, Jim (Nell) Froning, St. Joe, Fla., Mary (Tom) Omeara, Madison, Wisc., Martha (Jack) Shachter, Pales Heights, Ill., and Dr. John (Betty) Froning, Pewee Valley, Ky.; a brother, Edmund (Jeanette) Giere, Maria Stein; a granddaughter and numerous great-grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Otto, Aloys and Alvin Giere; and three sisters, Cordula Post, Julie Gehret and Regina Brush.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Fort Loramie.
Funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-6 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Grand Lake Hospice.