Mary C. Nartker
Friday, June 20, 2014 11:30 AM
GLANDORF - Mary C. Nartker, 93, of Glandorf died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Putnam Heritage, Ottawa. She was born December 8, 1920 in Miller City to the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Riepenhoff. On May 30, 1939, she married Arnold Nartker who died January 28, 1992.
She is survived by two daughters: Shirley Lemley of Dublin and Patricia (Fred) Wahr of Bay City, Michigan.; two grandchildren: Jennifer (Gustavo) Perezrios and Bradley (Anne) Wahr; five great-grandchildren: Gustavo, Isabella, Daniel Perezrios, Samuel, and Alexander Wahr; two step-grandchildren: L. Wayne Lemley of Columbus and Jayne (Mike) Kaylor of Upper Arlington; eight step great-grandchildren; a brother: James (Jane) Riepenhoff of Miller City; five sisters: Clara Schroth and Ruth Smith both of Tiffin, Lucille Shields of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Eleanor (Robert) Zwyer of Berkey, and Rita (Herman) Schmenk of New Cleveland; and two sisters-in-law: Norma Riepenhoff of Miller City and Esther Riepenhoff of Ottawa. She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Arlene Nartker; a sister: Norma Recker; a son-in-law: Lewis Lemley; a step-grandchild: James Lemley; and two brothers: Len and Clarence Riepenhoff.
Mary formerly worked at the canning factory in Ottawa, a fabric store in Bay City, Michigan and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf and its Catholic Ladies of Columbia and Rosary Altar Society. She volunteered at Calvary Manor Nursing Home and loved to dance. Mary had the magic touch for making noodles and a green thumb for growing roses and passed her love for flowers to her daughters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa where there will be a CLC and Altar Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Putnam Heritage, and Putnam County Hospice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.