Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Orin J. Roettger, 89, St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. April 21, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in New Bremen, to Clarence and Luetta Dammeyer Roettger. On Oct. 3, 1942, he married Lois Boroff, who survives.
He is also survived by four daughters, Donna (Rick) Moon of St. Marys, Judy (George) Sheipline of St. Marys, Carol (Tom) Baeumel of Wapakoneta, and Emma (Dennis) Metzger of St. Marys; a son, Rodney (Kelli) Roettger of Wapakoneta; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jeni Roettger; a great-granddaughter, Amber Williams; a brother, Norb Roettger; and four sisters, Marie Neuman, Lucille Rumpff, Catherine Dingledine and La Verta Joyce.
Orin served his country in the United States Army during World War II in Italy in the 10th infantry mountaineer division. He was a radio telephone operator. He retired from the St. Marys Foundry after 46 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved the small farm they lived on and raised a variety of animals. He was a member of the St. Marys Church of Nazarene.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Bill A. Drummond officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in St. Marys. Military honors will be provided by the St. Marys VFW.
Memorials may be given to the St. Marys VFW Color Guard.