Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Pauline R. Schmiesing, 89, Minster, died at 6:11 p.m. April 29, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Fort Loramie to Clemens and Emma Seger Bender. She married Melvin H. Schmiesing on April 27, 1946, in Fort Loramie, and he died Jan. 3, 2010.
She is survived by her children, David (Marcile) Schmiesing of Minster, Jane Guthrie of Dayton, Gary (Cindy) Schmiesing of Portland, Ind., Karen (Dale) Topp of Anna, Mary (Thomas) Jutte of Celina, Edna (Donald) Kremer of Chickasaw; 18 grandchildren, Brian Schmiesing, Kevin Schmiesing, Amy and John Junkins, Sara and Saad Alhajeri, Jason and Britt Schmiesing, Craig and Brooke Schmiesing, Tyler and Shante Schmiesing, Erin and David Friend, Abby Schmiesing, Lucas Schmiesing, Philip and Elizabeth Jutte, Lauren and Neal Link, Mariah Jutte, Trisha Kremer, Curtis and Katie Kremer, Keith and Sara Kremer, Ryan Kremer and Kayla Kremer; 14 great-grandchildren, Amari and Eliana Junkins, Zaid, Laila and Yusef Alhajeri, Flint and Monte Schmiesing, Brenna and Claire Schmiesing, Brandon Schmiesing, Bryce Jutte, Natalie Link, Haley and Austin (A.J.) Kremer; brothers and sisters, Christine McDonald of Celina and Julius (Lois) Bender of Minster; sisters-in-law, Melba Bender, Ruth Bender and Irene Bender.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Louise (Charles) Francis, Aloysius (Clara) Bender, Alvina (Clarence) Cordonnier, Martin Bender, Albert (Bea) Bender, Anna Marie (Jack) Burnaby, Donald McDonald, Victor Bender, Lawrence (Ruth) Bender and Edward Bender.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster and FOE 1391 Auxiliary in Minster, was retired from Copeland Corp in Sidney and was a member of the retiree's club.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.