Monday, May 24th, 2010
Elmer C. Link, 79, Coldwater, died at 5:13 a.m. May 23, 2010, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born July 6, 1930, in Carthagena, to Charles and Anna Wuebker Link. On April 26, 1958, he married Phyllis DeMange, who survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are four daughters, Diane (Ron) Roden, Cincinnati, Laura (Mike) Post, Celina, Martha (Jeff) Poeppelman, Fort Loramie, and Nicole (John) Sonner, St. Henry; five siblings, Aloys (Cleophia) Link and Lawrence (Wilma) Link, all of Fort Recovery, Edna (Gene) Reinhard, Plainsfield, Ind., Marilyn (Gene) Fullenkamp, Decatur, Ind., and Sr. Adelaide Link SFP, Hamilton; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased is a daughter, Mary Ann, a brother, Rudy Link, a sister-in-law, Mary Link, and a sister, Sr. Jean Martha Link.
He was a member of St. Aloysius Church in Carthagena, and its St. Lawrence Men's Society. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 3025, the American Legion Post 470 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5135, all of Coldwater, and the Knights of St. John in Maria Stein. He worked at the former New Idea Plant in Coldwater for 33 years, and was president of S.O.A.R in Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Barry Stechshulte officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the American Legion and the VFW will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.