Monday, January 30th, 2012
Eileen Klosterman Herman, 92, St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Jan.
28, 2012 at her residence.
She was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Montezuma, to Frank and Adelaide Borgert Klosterman. On Nov. 29, 1945, she married Eugene T. Herman, who died in 2002.
Surviving are nine children, Jeralyn (Jack) Howley, Dallas, Texas, Jacquelyn (Steve) Guy, Englewood, Jane Miars, St. Marys, Robert (Mary) Herman, Englewood, Craig (Arlene) Herman, Traverse City, Mich., Jonathan Herman, St. Marys, Judith Gillespie, Sugarland, Texas, Jill (Greg) Pfenning, Martin, Tenn., and Julie (Lino) Bovenzi, Dayton; a brother, Lester (Lee) Klosterman, Greenville; brothers-in-law, Paul Herman, Celina, and George Lucas, Ogelsby, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Eileen Wooles, Kettering, and Joanne Straubinger, Tallahassee, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three children, Jyneen Folck, Thomas Herman, and Janet Herman; siblings, Ivo Klosterman, Elmer Klosterman, Gene Klosterman and Rita Lucas; sisters-in-law, Irene Klosterman, and Illa Klosterman; and one grandson.
She was a 1937 graduate of Coldwater High School and a 1940 graduate from Good Samaritan Nursing School, Dayton, as a registered nurse. She worked as a home-care nurse, then at Gibbons Hospital, Celina, and then Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company during World War II as plant nurse. She was a part-time nurse at Valley Nursing Home.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Tony 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, where a vigil service is 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School or to Grand Lake Hospice.