Friday, April 19th, 2013
Esther Elizabeth Stucke Bohman, 83, Osgood, died of natural causes and went to be with her Lord at 12:15 p.m. April 18, 2013, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born Aug. 29, 1929, in Cassella to Norbert and Gertrude Franzer Stucke, who are deceased. On Nov. 16, 1950, she was married to Richard J. Bohman at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, and he preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2003.
Surviving are five children, Allen and Elaine Homan Bohman, Osgood; Deb Bohman and John Grueser, Springfield; Kathy and Ken Bertke, Versailles; Nancy Bohman and Scott Tinsley, Powell; and Mary Steenrod and Scott Boylan, North Canton; seven grandchildren, Heather (Ariel Derris) White, Brian (Liz) Bertke, Eric (Gwen) Bertke, Kelli (Dustin) Kaiser, Chance Bohman Moore, Alex Steenrod and Lauren Steenrod; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Norman Jean and Bill Rutschilling, St. Henry; and a sister-in-law, Imelda Stucke, Osgood.
Also deceased are a brother, Roman Stucke, and a great-grandson.
She attended St. John's High School and graduated from Minster High School in 1947. She was a homemaker and worked many years with her late husband, Richard, on their family farm. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and its Ladies Sodality.
She was an avid Red's fan and also enjoyed playing cards, cooking, crocheting afghans for others, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She and her late husband enjoyed many winters in Florida and numerous trips across the country in their motor home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Church, Osgood. The Rev. David L. Zink will officiate, and burial will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery, Osgood.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Center for Neurological Development, Burkettsville, or the Osgood Life Squad.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.