Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Louis L. Heitkamp, 73, St. Henry, died at 3:10 p.m. July 20, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 12, 1937, in St. Henry, to Raymond and Hilda Schulte Heitkamp. On Feb. 8, 1958, he married Thelma Kramer, who survives in St. Henry.
Also surviving are seven children, Chris (Mark) Tobin, Montezuma, Diane (Jerry) Puthoff and Ray (Jenny) Heitkamp, all of St. Henry, Randy (Susan) Heitkamp, New Bremen, Roger Heitkamp, Fairfield, Angela (Bob) Hunt, Sycamore, Ill., Ron Heitkamp, Celina, and Karla (Dan) Dysert, Minster; nine siblings, Ivo (Millie) Heitkamp, St. Henry, Mary Alice (Julius) Ahrns, Maria Stein, Joan Reigelsperger, Rose Ann (Ivo) Schmidt and Alvin (Linda) Heitkamp, all of Coldwater, Dorothy (Art) Brunswick, Beavercreek, Charlene (Don) Mikesell, Greenville, Ruth Frantz and Dan Heitkamp, both of Kettering; a brother-in-law, Ken Kessen, Coldwater; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Deceased are two brothers, Lavern and David Heitkamp; a sister, Lucille Kessen, and a brother-in-law, Louis Reigelsperger.
He was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, and a social member of the Coldwater Veterans of Foreign Wars. He worked at Hemmelgarn's Inc. in Philothea.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Tom Hemm officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Condolences can be left at hogenkampfh.com.