DELPHOS - George Berres, 89, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.He was born May 8, 1923, in Delphos to Frank and Barbara Kimmet Berres, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Marilyn (Eickholt) Berres on Aug. 12, 1950. She preceded him in death on May 13, 2012.
Survivors include six children, Robert (Margie) Berres, of Cincinnati, Marcia (Daniel) German, of Delphos, Gary (Brenda) Berres, Carol (Tom) Schulte, all of Delphos, Gloria (Nel) Schroeder, of Ottawa, and Darlene (Larry) Geise, of Hilliard; 14 grandchildren, Jackie Harvey, Kristen Berres, Dana Babani, Dave German, Julie DuCheney, Angie Boaz, Amy Hyitt, Alissa Swenar, Nick Schulte, Troy Schroeder, Todd Schroeder, Tyler Geise, Luke Geise and Drew Geise; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Veronica Johns, of Carmel, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Mark German and Wesley Schroeder; a brother, Clarence Berres; and four sisters, Elizabeth Hickey, Florence Miller, Sr. Mary Florence Berres and Leona Cook.
George was a lifelong farmer and a Navy veteran. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards with friends, taking his wife out for lunch and spending time with his family. He is now at peace with his loving wife of 61 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles of Delphos.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Delphos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.