Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Eileen Boerger, 88, New Bremen, died at 6:12 a.m. June 11, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born May 26, 1926, in Newport, to John and Mary Moorman Perin. On Nov. 25, 1948, she married Ralph Boerger, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are daughters, Linda Fortkamp and Connie (Rick) Hoelscher, all of New Bremen; grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Fortkamp, Cincinnati, Robb (Nicole) Fortkamp, Springboro, and Tina (Brandon) Jester, Newport; and great-grandchildren, Luke, Henry, Pete, Vince and Lucy Fortkamp; a brother, Fr. Glen Perin, Carthagena; a sister, Rosalie DeLoye, Yorkshire; and her in-laws, Esther Perin, New Bremen, Vee Prefas, Fort Loramie, Clarisa Thieman, Minster, Mary Francis, Russia, Ruth Dabbelt, New Bremen, Irene Boerger, Fort Loramie, and Virginia Boerger, Minster.
Preceding her in death were a grandson, Casey Hoelscher; son-in-law, Ralph Fortkamp; and siblings, Carl Perin, Marcel Perin, Virginia Forthofer and Paul Perin.
She was an active member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen where she had distributed communion to the homebound or in the hospital and had been chairwoman of the funeral lunch committee of the church. She was a member of the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary of New Bremen and had worked the Red Cross blood drives held at the legion hall for a number of years. She was a graduate of Russia High School. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of numerous card clubs over the years. She also enjoyed raising African violets, gardening and crocheting everything from afghans to table doilies. She also had been the office manager at the former Minster Farmers Coop near New Bremen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, New Bremen, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the church, at which time the rosary will be prayed.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Casey Hoelscher Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the New Bremen Education Foundation, New Bremen.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.