Monday, January 7th, 2013
Alfrieda F. Mescher, 89, Minster, died at 8:05 a.m. Jan. 6, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center.
She was born Sept. 16, 1923, in St. Rose, to John and Bernadine Leugers Hartings. She married Paul R. Mescher on July 2, 1949, in St. Rose, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1991.
She is survived by children, Dale (Lisa) Mescher, Minster, Ron Mescher, Celina, Mark (Rose) Mescher, Englewood, Joyce Weekley (Carl Ferneding), Cincinnati; four grandchildren, Kellen Mescher, Samuel Weekley, Bailey Mescher and Madison Mescher; brother and sisters, Leo and Bev Hartings, Shelby, Alice Moorman, Minster, Doris (Gene) Imwalle, Maria Stein, sisters-in-law, Mary Maroon, Coldwater, Kathryn Lechleiter, Coldwater, Len Hartings, Versailles, Arlene Hartings, Fort Loramie, and Lorina Geiger, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her children, Don Mescher, Doug Mescher, and Sara Mescher; grandson, Drew Mescher; brothers and sisters, Alfred and Elenora Knapke, Luella Osterholt, Richard, Wilfred, Norma Thobe, Ivo and Vernon; in-laws, Edna Hartings, Leander Knapke, Walter Osterholt, Elton (Buck) Thobe, Alberta Hartings and Virgil Moorman.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She worked for Minster Machine Company and Warren Five and Dime.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials may be made to Mud Pike Group Home Activity Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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