Friday, December 6th, 2013
Mary Gertrude Tekamp, 97, Coldwater, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born Dec. 9, 1915, in Versailles, to the late Daniel W. and Edith McGreevey Kissinger. On June 21, 1941, she married La Mar "Bud" Tekamp, who died July 17, 1995.
Surviving are five children, Janet (Mel) Steinbrunner, Carol (Eugene) Borger, Gary Tekamp, Wayne (Marlene) Tekamp and Daniel "Skip" (Elaine) Tekamp, all of Coldwater; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Alma Kissinger, Versailles, and Vivian Koesters, St. Marys.
Deceased are siblings and in-laws, Claudine (Ralph) Barga and Owen Kissinger, Albert Koesters, Ray (Betty) Tekamp and Myra (Omer) Newcom.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality of the church, Coldwater Eagles and American Legion Auxiliaries. She had worked at the former Buckeye Overall in Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.