Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Tamara M. Schwieterman, 55, Montezuma, died June 10, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born May 3, 1959, in Coldwater, to Cy and Elizabeth Frey Overman. On June 21, 1980, she married Louie Schwieterman in St. John Church, Maria Stein, and he survives in Montezuma.
She is also survived by five children, Tony (Erin) Schwieterman, St. Henry, Andy (Amanda) Schwie-terman, Montezuma, Jaclyn Schwieterman, Marietta, Sam (Brenda) Schwieterman, Dayton, and Lydia Schwieterman of Montezuma and her special friend, Tim Steinke, St. Marys; three grandchildren, Ella, Nora and Gabe; brothers and sisters, Deb (Roger) Kremer, St. Henry, Howard (Pat) Overman, New Bremen, Bonnie (Jim) Rutschilling, Celina, Frank (Jayne) Overman, New Bremen, Lisa (Tony) Goecke, Liberty, Ind., and Mandy (Lester) Fleck, St. Sebastian; a brother-in-law, Gary Rose, St. Sebastian; and in-laws, Jerome (Diane) Schwieterman, Chickasaw, and Marian (Bob) Heitbrink, Chickasaw.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Rose, and parents-in-law, Harold and Mary Schwieterman.
She was a 1977 graduate of Marion Local High School and received an associate's degree from CBU. She worked at Leugers Insurance Agency in Maria Stein for 35 years.
She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, where she was a CCD teacher, adult server, past parish council member, Eucharistic Minister, FOCCUS Couple and wedding planner. She also was a member of the Christian Mothers, participated in Marriage Encounters, and was the co-committee president for the Our Lady of Guadalupe's 100-year anniversary in 2003. She was the current president of Maria Stein American Legion Auxiliary Post 571 and was a longtime supporter and volunteer of Zuma Days. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and baking and cooking. Her specialty was zucchini cake. She enjoyed the outdoors and walking with her dog.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Montezuma. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery.
Calling is 1-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Fund.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.