Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:48 AM
NEW BAVARIA - Mildred Elizabeth Westrick age 93, of New Bavaria died Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Henry County Hospital, Napoleon.
She was born Dec. 2, 1919 to Joseph and Elizabeth (Meyer) Kleman, in Miller City. She married Herbert Westrick on Nov. 15, 1939. Mildred was a long time active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was past president of both the Rosary Altar Society and CLC. She organized birthday parties for residents of Vancrest and also helped teach CCD for many years. Mildred also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels. Hobbies that Mildred enjoyed include embroidery, canning, and making baby blankets for every one of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all of her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Mary (Larry) Weber of Maumee; Shirley Westrick of New Bavaria, Sharon Westrick of New Bavaria, Ginny (Phil) Bauer of Napoleon, and Joan (Ken) Lanning of Northwood; a son, David (Linda Estep) Westrick of Holgate; son-in-law, Bill Miller of Coldwater, Mich.; and daughter-in-law, Deb Diemer of Ottawa; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren, with one great granddaughter on the way.
Mildred was preceded by her husband; children, William "Bill" Westrick, Eileen Gill, and Ruthann Miller; granddaughter, Heather Weber; and sisters, Mary Niese, Florence Niese, Laura Ellerbrock, Edith Eiden and Luella Gerdeman; and brothers, Alvin, Lawrence, and Norbert Kleman.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 9, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Stephen Stanbery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William St., Holgate
Contributions can be made in Mildred's memory to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Please visit ZachrichFuneralHome.com to leave online condolences.