Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Alvina M. Hemmelgarn, 92, 242 E. Sixth St., Minster, died at 2:45 a.m. June 20, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Maria Stein to Louis and Rosina Rolfes Overman. On June 17, 1939, she married Bernard J. Hemmelgarn, who survives.
Other survivors are five children, Carol (Jim) Opperman, New Bremen, Marlene (Larry) Prenger, Minster, Ronald (Diane) Hemmelgarn, Villa Ridge, Mo., Dennis (Duff) Hemmelgarn, Minster, and Paulette (Babe) Hemmelgarn, Minster; brothers and sisters, Othmer (Joan) Overman, Maria Stein, Linus (Alma) Overman, Dayton, Dorothy (Norb) Gerlach, St. Henry, Cy (Betty) Overman and Louis (Joan) Overman, all of Maria Stein and Marilyn (Bill) Braun, Columbus; a sister-in-law, Alma Overman, Celina; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Deceased is an infant daughter, Mary; a sister, Vi Dippold; a brother, Rich Overman, and a grandchild.
She was a homemaker and worked at the election polls in Minster. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Athletic Boosters, and formerly the St. Monica Ladies Sodality, all in Minster. She volunteered at Heritage Manor.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to Heritage Manor Activity Fund or Minster Athletic Boosters.