Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Rita Emma Wenning Bollheimer, 86, Minster, formerly of Fort Loramie, died at 6:35 a.m. May 19, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
She was born May 16, 1924, in Yorkshire, to Sophia Hoelscher and Anthony Wenning. She married Leo E. Bollheimer, who died in 1981.
Surviving are two children, Martha Ann (James) Geiger, Minster, and Mark (Jennifer) Bollheimer, New Bremen; five siblings, Josephine Bruns and Leo (Marge) Wenning, all of Yorkshire, Theresa Alexander, Russia, Cletus (Lois) Wenning, Osgood, and Florance (Bob) Huels, Dayton; a sister-in-law, Frances Wenning, Dayton, and a brother-in-law, Hugo (Betty) Schlarman, Osgood; and nine grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Michael L. Bollheimer, and two siblings, Henry Wenning and Elizabeth Schlarman.
She was a homemaker, a seamstress, and a custodian for Fort Loramie Local Schools. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, St. Ann's Ladies Sodality, the Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary, and an advisor for the former Vim & Vigor 4-H Club.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be left at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.