Friday, April 5th, 2013
Joan A. Eilerman, 78, Fort Loramie, died at 11:15 a.m. April 4, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born May 8, 1934, in Maria Stein, to Edward J. and Olivia Brunswick Bergman. On Oct. 6, 1954, she married Donald P. Eilerman, who died Nov. 16, 1994.
She is survived by children Donna (Paul) Hoying, McCartyville, Carol (Jerry) Hoying, Fort Loramie, Robert (Janet) Eilerman, New Bremen, Elizabeth "Betsy" (Michael) Schieltz, Fort Loramie, Teresa (Greg) Winner, Minster, Paul (Margo) Eilerman, Wilder, Ky., Kathleen (Wally) Meyer, Newport, Steve Eilerman (fiancée Mary Zamudio), Fort Loramie, Barbara (Keith) Brown, and Troy and Joyce (Paul) Bremigan, Russia; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia (Jim) Winner, Minster; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Spaugy, Sidney.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Mary (Floyd) Schwegman, Henry (Betty) Bergman, Walter Bergman, Dorothy (Henry) Beckman and Ruth (John) Barhorst.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and its St. Anne's Rosary Altar Society, Fort Loramie American Legion Aux. #355 and Minster F.O.E. Aux. #1391.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster. Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Senior Independence Hospice and Fort Loramie Rescue.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.