Eulalia J. “Lollie” Gerschutz
NEW BAVARIA - Eulalia J. "Lollie" Gerschutz, 96, of New Bavaria died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Putnam Heritage, Ottawa.
She was born Feb. 11, 1917 in Cloverdale to the late Herman and Elizabeth (Wolke) Horstman. On July 19, 1941 she married Virgil A. Gerschutz and he died July 5, 1999.
She is survived by 15 children, Marvell (Jim) Buddelmeyer of Glandorf, Marlyn Clark of Holgate, Judy Rosengarten of Ottawa, Linda (Gary) Ellerbrock of New Cleveland, Theresa (Dr. Grover) Johnson of Vancleave, Miss., Bonnie (Dan) Inkrott of Ottawa, Donna (Larry) Amos of Toledo, Larry (Peg) Gerschutz of Miller City, Ed (Rose Ann) Gerschutz of Miller City, Cletus (Mary) Gerschutz of New Bavaria, Kathy (Jeff) Lammers of Ottawa, Karl (Teresa) Gerschutz of Tucson, Ariz., Raymond (Shirley) Gerschutz of Miller City, Norm (Becky) Gerschutz of Ottawa, and Elaine (Dr. Tony) Rump of Ottawa; 53 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren and two on-the-way; 11 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one on-the-way; and one step-great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a grandchild; a great-grandchild; seven brothers, Harry, Herman, Reynold, Ben, Fred, Al and Andy Horstman; and two sisters, Mary Rhine and Angela Wannemacher Bendele; and two sons-in-law, Butch Clark and Ken Rosengarten.
Eulalia was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Bavaria and its Rosary Altar Society.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria with Fr. Stephen Stanbery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.
Memorials can be made to Putnam County Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at: lovefuneralhome.com.