LEIPSIC - Coletta B. Niese, 91, of Leipsic, died 4:40 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.

She was born Aug. 15, 1921 in Leipsic, to the late August and Elenora (Smith) Schroeder. On June 12, 1951, she married Harold F. Niese and he died May 14, 1996.

Survivors include her children, Marvin (Diana) Niese of Leipsic, Janet (Mark) Meyer of Leipsic and Colleen (Jim) Phillips of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Justin (Kate) Schroeder of Leipsic and Ronald (Edith) Schroeder of Leipsic; and a sister, Bernadette (George) Burke of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers: Dennis Schroeder, Saturninus "Barney" Schroeder, Cletus Schroeder, James "Jake" Schroeder, Guido Schroeder, Hyacinth "Jack" Schroeder and Valen Schroeder; and a sister, Geneva Snyder.

Coletta was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic and its Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed baking, canning and gardening.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday. May 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic with Fr. George Wenzinger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic.

Memorial donations may be made for Masses or to the St. Mary's Building Fund.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com