Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Rita E. Meinerding, 88, St. Marys, died at 12:45 p.m. June 5, 2011, at her residence.
She was born April 27, 1923, in Fort Recovery to Henry and Veronica Muhlenkamp Sudhoff. On Nov. 24, 1945, she married Wescensalus Meinerding, who died Jan 22, 1986.
Surviving are six children: Allen (Janet) Meinerding, Elaine (Sam) Yancey, David (Jane) Meinerding, JoAnn (Richard) Meckstroth, Mary Jane (Steven) Mackenbach and Doris Meinerding, all of St. Marys; brothers, Alfred (Cleo) Sudhoff, Herman (Dorothy) Sudhoff, Alvin (Judy) Sudhoff, Raymond (Margie) Sudhoff, all of Fort Recovery, and Paul (Mary) Sudhoff, Madison, Ind.; sisters, Irene Link, Fort Recovery, Merilda Fleck, Celina, and Mary Agnes Knapke, Coldwater; sisters-in-law, Sr. Regina Meinerding, St. Louis, Mo., and Marie Meinerding, Fort Loramie; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister-in-law, Rose Kohne, and a granddaughter.
She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, and its Altar Rosary Sodality.
Service is 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Memorials may be directed to the Rev. Jerry Schetter ordination fund or to Grand Lake Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at millerfuneralhomes.net.