Monday, January 26th, 2009
Helen Katherine Buening, 77, 5460 state Route 219, Coldwater, died Jan. 24, 2009, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
She was born July 1, 1931, in Maria Stein, to Frank and Regina Mescher Prenger. On Nov. 28, 1953, she married Gregor Buening, who died Oct. 8, 2008.
Surviving are five sons, Ron (Jerri), Carl (Sharon), and Gene (Lori), all of Coldwater, Mike (Carla), St. Henry, and Steve (Amy), Maria Stein; two daughters, Joyce (Mike) Winner, Coldwater, and LouAnn (Eric) Tobe, Fort Recovery; three brothers, Gregor (Luella) Prenger, and Donald (Mary) Prenger, all of Maria Stein, and Arthur (Rosemary) Prenger, Chickasaw; two sisters, Anella Franzer, Coldwater, and Hilda (Bernard) Schwieterman, Fort Recovery; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Leo, Alvin and Herbert Prenger; a sister, Laurina Poeppelman; and a grandchild.
She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Celina Insurance Group, Buckeye Overall Company and Community Hospital, both in Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences can be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.