Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Former New Bremen resident Margaret A. Meckstroth, 93, died at 3:30 p.m. June 26, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born Feb. 14, 1918, in New Bremen to Lafe and Hilda Neuman Dammeyer. On June 19, 1941, she married Rueben H. Meckstroth, who died Sept. 5, 1996.
Surviving are children, Patricia (Robert) Snyder, New Knoxville, Betty (Robert) Dietrich, New Bremen, and Richard (JoAnn) Meckstroth, St. Marys; a brother, Harold Dammeyer, St. Marys; in-laws, Norman Meckstroth, Celina, LaRue (John) Dicke, Celina, Kathryn Meckstroth, Wapakoneta, Sally Meckstroth, New Bremen; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son-in-law, John Schroeder; a brother, Paul Dammeyer; and a sister Delilah Braun.
She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, a 1935 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys. and a homemaker.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church memorial fund.