Sunday Night
59°
Chance Rain Showers
74%
Monday
65°
Rain Showers
97%
Monday Night
48°
Rain Showers Likely
65%
Tuesday
54°
Chance Rain Showers
53%
Tuesday Night
40°
Chance Rain Showers
39%
Wednesday
49°
Chance Rain Showers
28%
Wednesday Night
36°
Partly Cloudy
8%
Thursday
57°
Partly Sunny
9%
Thursday Night
46°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Friday
60°
Chance Rain Showers
44%
Friday Night
42°
Chance Rain Showers
44%
3 Day
Extended
Monday, May 11th, 2009
Michael Heitkamp
Michael A. Heitkamp, 42, 432 W. Haven Dr., New Bremen, died at 7:18 a.m. May 9, 2009, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. Death was due to complications of cancer.
He was born on May 13, 1966, in Coldwater to George and Evelyn Winner Heitkamp, who survive near New Bremen. On Aug. 24, 2007, he married Teresa Gushing who survives.
Other survivors are two stepsons, Jacob and Nicholas Gushing, at home, his siblings, Greg (Jill) Heitkamp, Karen (Ken) Balster and Bob (Amy) Heitkamp, all of New Bremen.
He was employed at Crown Equipment Corporation for over 24 years where he was in the special projects engineering department. He was also engaged in farming and, along with his brothers, owned GMR Pork. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, the New Bremen/German Twp. Fire Department, the Sons of the American Legion, all of New Bremen, the Home Benefit Association, the Auglaize County Farm Bureau and, since 2006, was a German Twp. Trustee. He was a member of the District Board of the Grand Lake Health System, a 1984 graduate of New Bremen High School and was a member of the "Chain Gang" for New Bremen football.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial is at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the parish center of the church, where fire department services will be held at 7:30 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9:30 until the time of the service at the church.
Contributions can be made to the New Bremen Fire Foundation.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen in charge of arrangements.
Additional obituaries on this date
Mary Lou Echeman, 78, of South Main St., Minster, died in the a.m. May 9, 2009, at her residence. [More]
James Howard Gill, 84, 345 Green Street South, Mendon, died at 4:56 p.m. May 8, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Linus W. Huelskamp, 87, 1837 St. Joe Road, Fort Recovery, died May 8, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Betty J. Opperman, 77, 310 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 12:27 p.m. May 10, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Deborah Marie "DoeDoe" Snider, 52, of Rockford, died at 8:25 a.m. May 10, 2009, at Roselawn Nursing Home. Death was due to brain cancer. [More]
Joyce L. Ward, 74, 627 S. Harrison St., Van Wert, died at 2:20 a.m. May 10, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]