Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Martin F. Dabbelt, 87, 27 Rummel Creek Drive, New Bremen, died at 8:25 a.m. May 24, 2010, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster.
He was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Mercer County, to Julius and Mary Schwieterman Dabbelt. On Oct. 2, 1948, he married Ruth Boerger, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are four children, Steven (Becky) Dabbelt, Karen (Randy) Eckert, Keith (Maggie) Dabbelt and Lee (Dawn) Dabbelt, all of New Bremen; a brother, Luke Dabbelt, Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four siblings, Norbert Dabbelt, Ruth Rose, Bernice Wilker and Thomas Dabbelt.
He was a charter member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen, the Knights of St. Johns of Maria Stein and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1391 of Minster. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He worked as a farmer.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and 9:30-10 a.m. Thursday at the church where the Rosary will be prayed.