Sunday Night
45°
Chance Rain Showers
47%
Monday
53°
Rain Showers
86%
Monday Night
37°
Chance Rain Showers
56%
Tuesday
37°
Rain/Snow Likely
60%
Tuesday Night
24°
Slight Chance Snow Showers
20%
Wednesday
34°
Slight Chance Snow Showers
20%
Wednesday Night
22°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Thursday
38°
Partly Sunny
10%
Thursday Night
29°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Friday
48°
Mostly Sunny
10%
Friday Night
39°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
28%
3 Day
Extended
Monday, March 14th, 2011
Eileen Gaerke
Former Portland, Ind. resident Eileen D. Gaerke, 88, Berne, Ind., died at 7:35 p.m. March 12, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ind.
She was born Nov. 26, 1922, in St. Henry, to Lawrence and Mary Gelhaus Franck. On Jan. 20, 1944, she married Harold J. Gaerke, who died Nov. 3, 2002.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas (Rita) Gaerke, Portland, Ind., Steve Gaerke, Chicago, Ill. and Harold (Patricia) Gaerke, Geneva, Ind.; five daughters, Diana (Don) Collins, Portland, Ind., Sharon (Don) Link, Union City, Ind., Peggy Starr, Fort Wayne, Ind., Janice (Randy) Pitsenbarger, Versailles, Marjorie (Jeffrey) Baker, Bristol, Ind.; three sisters-in-law, Laura Franck, St. Henry, Luella Franck, Coldwater, and Rita Franck, St. Henry; 30 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are two sisters, Genevieve Stachler and Lucy Hoelscher; eight brothers, Raymond, Ferd, Ed, Leo, Florence, Walter, Malcolm and Paul Franck.
She was a member of the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery in Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery.
Memorials may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.
Additional obituaries on this date
Sr. Rita Braun, RGS, 87, died March 11, 2011, in Fort Thomas, Ky.
She was born May 23, 1923, in Philothea, to Henry and Elizabeth Knapke Braun. [More]
Mary E. Miller, 90, St. Marys, died at 8:12 p.m. March 11, 2011, at the Laurels of Worthington in Worthington. [More]
Kathleen Ann Montague, 66, Wabash, died at 3:10 p.m. March 11, 2011, at her home. [More]
Kenneth G. Rose, 74, Fort Loramie, died at 1:30 a.m. March 13, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Linus H. Schulze, 85, New Bremen, died at 12:45 p.m. March 11, 2011, at his home. [More]
John A. Westgerdes, 87, Coldwater, died March 14, 2011, at Briarwood Village in [More]
Patricia Jo Stucky, 65, Coldwater, died at 7:32 p.m. March 13, 2011, at her hom [More]
Jack High, 81, Celina, died March 14, 2011.
Services are pending at Cisco Fun [More]
Margie Wenning, 85, Celina, died March 12, 2011.
Services are pending at Cisc [More]