Erma Siebeneck
Erma Siebeneck

KALIDA - Erma G. Siebeneck, 98, of Kalida died 10:12 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf.
She was born Nov. 1, 1914 in Continental to the late Charles and Rosa (Halbgewalks) Fischer. On July 4, 1933 she married Carolus "Cro" Siebeneck, who died Jan. 7, 1999.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann (Cletus) Schroeder of Ottawa; 10 grandchildren, Deacon Robert (Lauren) Schroeder of Cincinnati, John (Sherrie) Schroeder of Prospect, Jamie (Tim) Klausing of Kalida, Jeff (Karen) Schroeder of Kalida, Mary Beth (Charles) Recker of Continental, Scott Schroeder of Van Wert, Gordon (Joy) Schroeder of Fruitland Park, Fla., Gail (Mark) Closson of Ottawa, Jason (Jennifer) Schroeder of Lake Villa, Ill., and Jennifer (Matt) Wahrer of Ottawa; eight step grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Groeschen and a son, Jude Siebeneck; a grandson: Charles Schroeder; and four sisters, Elsie Young, Edith Bush, Clara Baringer, and Mildred Quigley.
Erma was a cook for Kalida Elementary School for 25 years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida and its Altar Rosary and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Erma and Cro cooked at the Boy Scout Camp in Indiana for many years. While at her home, she enjoyed her back porch, watching and feeding birds, and drinking coffee with family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
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