Herman Joseph Hoying, 91, formerly of 3281 state Route 118, St. Henry, died at 5:35 p.m. Nov. 10, 2005, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born March 14, 1914, in Egypt, to Clemens and Theresia Albers Hoying. On April 20, 1937, he married Henrietta Schmitmeyer, who died March 14, 1988.
Survivors are six sons, Norman (Linda) of Coldwater, Fred (Martha) of Madison, Ind., Ronald (Teresa) of Cincinnati, Richard (Zinnia ) of Plainfield, Ind., Michael (Pam) of Marysville, and the Rev. Mark, C.PP.S., of Columbus; nine daughters, Sister Barbara Ann, C.PP.S., of Egypt, Connie (Ralph) Guggenbiller, Sharpsburg, Janice Rindler, Burkettsville, Mary Therese (David) Reilly, Berea, Ky., Diana (Dennis) Siefring, Sharpsburg, Sue (Stanley) Zielinski, Pleasant Plain, Helen of Union City, Lois (Robert) Hartings, Piqua, and Cindy (John) Hamberg, Coldwater; a sister, Rosella Thieman, Minster, a sister-in-law, Agnes of Egypt; 56 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Kenneth; a daughter, Beverly; a son-in-law, Jerome Rindler; a brother, Lawrence; three sisters, Sister M. Justiniana Hoying, C.PP.S., Josephine Dahlinghaus and Katherine Homan; a brother-in-law, Bernard Thieman; four brothers and sisters during childhood; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was a farmer and a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and St. Lawrence Men's Sodality, both of Carthagena, and the Mercer County Farm Bureau. He was a graduate of St. Joseph College, Rensselear, Ind.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, with numerous clergy officiating. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Carthagena.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to an educational charity.