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Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Isabella Wittenbrink
Isabella S. Wittenbrink, 95, formerly of 307 S. East St., New Bremen, died at 5:45 p.m. April 15, 2010, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born Feb. 8, 1915, in New Bremen, to Albert and Alice (Hirby) Kohlrieser. On Nov. 16, 1932, she married Walter Wittenbrink, who died June 23, 1966.
Surviving are three daughters, Betty Bushman, Doris Wolfe and Sharon (Walter) Fischbach, all of New Bremen; a sister, Ruth Lininger, St. Marys; a brother-in-law, Edwin Wittenbrink, New Bremen; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was a son-in-law, William Bushman Jr.; a sister, Bernice Gruebmeyer, a brother, Wilbert Kohlrieser, and two granddaughters.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will be in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours are 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or Wilson Hospice Care of Sidney.
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