Monday, July 28th, 2014
William "Bill" Poeppelman, 91, Minster, died at 10:10 p.m. July 25, 2014, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
He was born May 7, 1923, in Minster, to Bernard "Ben" and Mary Schelhaus Poeppelman. On June 27, 1947, in Minster, he married Martha A. Knostman, who died Feb. 19, 2009.
Surviving are two sons, Mark (Teresa Boerger) Poeppelman, Springboro, and Craig (Gail Stueve) Poeppelman, Louisville, Ky.; a son-in-law, Nelson Barhorst, Fort Loramie; seven grandchildren, Stacie Barhorst, Brandon (Shana) Barhorst, Kelly (Josh) Schaefer, Corrine (Dr. James) Hamilton, Allyson Poeppelman, Matt (Beth) Poeppelman and Kate (Stephen) Childs; five great-grandchildren, Kai and Lorelei Schaefer, Will Barhorst, Lincoln Hamilton and Aiden Poeppelman; and caregiver, Mary Jane DeLoye.
Also deceased are a daughter, Ann Barhorst; a sister, Laura Poeppelman; and a brother Ralph (Marie) Poeppelman.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a retired Minster police chief and a foreman at Autokraft Box Corp. He also was co-founder of Western Ohio Little League and served as a coach.
Mass of Christian Burial is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials may be made to the Minster Athletic Boosters.
Condolences may be sent to www.hogenkampfh.com.