Monday, December 29th, 2008
Viola Luthman, 103, 11741 Luthman Road, St. Patrick, died at 2:48 p.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1905, in Newport, to John and Mary Francis Gariety. On May 4, 1927, she married Wilbert Luthman, who died Oct. 6, 1961.
Surviving are her children, Rita (Herbert) Fleckenstein, Norma Barhorst, and Al Luthman, all of Fort Loramie, Ruth (Paul) Richard, McCartyville, Wilbert (Joyce) Luthman and Ken (Nancy) Luthman, all of Russia, Carol (Ray) Homan, Anna, and Larry Luthman, Sidney; two sons-in-law, Fred Drees and Wilbur Sturwold, both of Russia; 70 grandchildren, 169 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three daughters, Irene Luthman, Eileen Drees, and Mary Jane Sturwold; a son, Robert Luthman; a son-in-law, Lionel (Barney) Barhorst; five brothers and six sisters; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and its Ladies Rosary Altar Sodality, Fort Loramie, and a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at St. Patrick Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.