Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Marie E. Wente, 90, New Bremen, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Maria Stein, to Fred and Helen Walterbusch Luebke. On May 4, 1946, she married Leo R. Wente, who died May 5, 1988.
Surviving are six children, Marjorie (Warren) Retzlaff, Wichita, Kan., Linda (Douglas) Hoelscher, New Knoxville, James (Teresa) Wente, New Bremen, William (Pam) Wente, New Bremen, Donna (Michael) Mueller, New Bremen, and Laura (James) Umstead, Huber Heights; three siblings, Lawrence Luebke, Minster, Irene (Tom) Woehrmyer, Minster, and Jeanette (Leander) Moeder, Maria Stein; three sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Luebke, Celina, Joann Luebke, Fort Loramie, and Della Mae Luebke, Coldwater; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Also deceased are three brothers, Alvin Luebke, Greg Luebke and Paul Luebke; and in-laws Rosalie Luebke and Lawrence Schemmel.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen, the New Bremen Senior Citizens and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1391 Auxiliary, Minster.
She worked at Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Tom Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery, Minster.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.