Today
49°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
42%
Tonight
28°
Chance Rain Showers
48%
Tomorrow
36°
Partly Sunny
6%
Tomorrow Night
26°
Partly Cloudy
Thanksgiving Day
40°
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday Night
29°
Mostly Clear
Friday
50°
Mostly Sunny
11%
Friday Night
41°
Chance Rain Showers
31%
Saturday
47°
Partly Sunny
7%
Saturday Night
30°
Mostly Cloudy
7%
Sunday
35°
Mostly Cloudy
4%
Sunday Night
25°
Partly Cloudy
1%
3 Day
Extended
Monday, December 29th, 2008
Ruth Heitkamp
Former Minster resident Ruth M. Heitkamp, 93, died at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 28, 2008, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born July 4, 1915, in Maria Stein, to August and Catherine Bertke Kremer. On April 16, 1940, she married Elmer B. Heitkamp, who died April 28, 1983.
Surviving are her children, Esther (Charles) Roope, Grove City, Jean (Howard) Beaufait, Canton, Karen Halstead, Columbus, Judith (Gregory) Dorney, Powell, Michael (Jane) Heitkamp, Springboro, Steven (Betty) Heitkamp, Minster, James (Renee) Hetkamp, Diamond, and Debra (Jeff) Siefring, Hopedale, Mass.; a sister, Norma Dahlinghaus, Egypt; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Kremer, Maria Stein; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers Alphonse, Felix, David and Paul Kremer; two sisters Edith Braun and Rose Geier; a son-in-law, Gary Halsted and a great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, the Knights of St. John Auxiliary, Fort Loramie, and a former member of the church mission commission, as well as many other church organizations.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Ken Schnipke officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Additional obituaries on this date
Viola Luthman, 103, 11741 Luthman Road, St. Patrick, died at 2:48 p.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at her home. [More]
Mark A. Pohl, 48, 1326 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died at 4:35 [More]
Brother Denis Rumschlag, 91, died Dec. 29, 2008, at Dayton Heart Hospital.
Ar [More]
Darlene "Dolly" Vining, 77, 219 Maple St., St. Marys, died at 3:02 a.m. Dec. 28, 2008, at her residence. [More]