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Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
Edwin Wittenbrink
Edwin G. Wittenbrink, 91, died at 7:53 a.m. April 22, 2011, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in New Bremen to Charles and Anna Bruggeman Wittenbrink. On May 10, 1945, he married Brunhilda Egbert, who died Dec. 26, 2005.
Surviving is a daughter, Joann Boyer, New Bremen; a son, Thomas (Patricia) Wittenbrink, Wapakoneta; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, Dale Wittenbrink, a son-in-law, Barry Boyer, brothers, Walter and Henry Wittenbrink; and sisters, Amanda Kies, Irma Long and Edna Mohrman.
He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and a member of the former Men's Brotherhood of the church. He farmed his entire life, was a 4-H adviser and bulk milk route driver and retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, in 1982.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial is at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church memorial fund.
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