Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Joan F. Rammel, 78, 314 Augustus St., St. Marys, died at 10:25 a.m. June 28, 2009, at her residence.
She was born March 28, 1931, in Celina, to Andrew and Alma Bertke Niekamp. On May 20, 1950, she married Maurice "Moe" Rammel, who died May 29, 2006.
Surviving are her children, Karen (Terry) Makley, Troy, Steven (Sandi) Rammel, New Bremen, Mary (Scott) Kogge, St. Marys, John (Kaye) Rammel, St. Marys, Theresa (Doug) Riesen, St. Marys, Tom (Pam) Rammel, New Bremen, and Lora (Bill) Krugh, St. Marys; four brothers, Paul Niekamp, Tom (Mary) Niekamp, and James (Margie) Niekamp, all of St. Henry, and Andrew Niekamp, Kettering; two sisters, Phyllis (Joe) Miller, Battle Creek, Mich., and Kathleen (Jerry) Pulskamp, New Bremen.
Deceased are a sister, Ethel (Elmer) Rinderle; a brother, Lester, and his wife, Bev Niekamp; an infant brother, John Niekamp; and a sister-in-law, Dottie Niekamp.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, and its choir, Altar Society and Legion of Mary, and served as a Eucharistic minister and CCD teacher for many years. She graduated in 1949 from St. Henry High School, where she was a cheerleader for four years.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Anthony E. Cutcher officiating. Burial is at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the Adopt-A-Student program at Holy Rosary School.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.