a_d
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Complete Obituary
Jerome Heitkamp
  Jerome B. "Jerry" Heitkamp, 85, Versailles, died at 1:55 a.m. Oct. 26, 2011 at Versailles Health Care Center.
He was born March 29, 1926, in Maria Stein, to Leo and Clara Bills Heitkamp. On June 9, 1948, he married Mary Ann Hilgefort, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Theresa (Mike) Fullenkamp, Fort Recovery, Carol (Carl) Evers, St. Henry, Barb (Bruce) Batty, Tipp City, Leo (Kathy) Heitkamp, Versailles, Diana (Dave) Hartke, Coldwater, Linda (Dale) Fleck, Chickasaw, Rick (Margie) Heitkamp, Versailles, Gary (Denise) Heitkamp, Versailles, and Jerry Heitkamp, Versailles; siblings, Othmar (Pat) Heitkamp, Minster, Anna Marie Dircksen, Minster, Luella (Melvin) Rindler, Celina, Marietta (Audrey) Monnin, Botkins; in-laws, George Kahlig, Coldwater, Greg Kahlig, Coldwater, Rosie Heitkamp, Coldwater; 31 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are siblings, Edgar Heitkamp, Dorina Rindler, Evelyn Kahlig and Edna Kahlig; in-laws, John Dircksen and Tom Niekamp; and three infant grandchildren.
A farmer and member of Holy Family Catholic Church, he was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, a lifetime member of the National Farmers Organization, past member of Versailles and Minster Eagles aeries, past member of Farmers Union and past board member of Minster Farmers Co-Op.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Denis Catholic Church, 14 E. Wood St., Versailles, the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Family cemetery in Frenchtown.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Bailey Zechar funeral Home, Versailles.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or to St. Peter's Neurological Center.
Condolences may be left at zecharbailey.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Friday
59°
Mostly Cloudy
5%
Friday Night
43°
Partly Cloudy
6%
Saturday
60°
Rain Showers
86%
Saturday Night
49°
Rain Showers
83%
Sunday
62°
Chance Rain Showers
50%
Sunday Night
45°
Chance Rain Showers
40%
Monday
62°
Mostly Cloudy
12%
Monday Night
44°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Tuesday
67°
Partly Sunny
14%
Tuesday Night
48°
Partly Cloudy
19%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_da_da_d