OTTAWA — Rita Kleman Steffan, 88, of Ottawa died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at The Meadows of Ottawa.
was born April 13, 1928 in Ottawa to the late Lambert and Mary
(Nierman) Unterbrink. On Feb. 4, 1948, she married Norbert "Bud" Kleman
who died Sept. 14, 1979. Then on July 17, 1992, she married Clarence
Steffan who survives in Ottawa.
Rita is also survived by her six
children, Janet Leopold of Ottawa, Jackie (Kevin) Schroeder of Leipsic,
Jane (Ken) Hermiller of Columbus Grove, Dan (Linda) Kleman of Findlay,
Steve (Judy) Kleman and Ken (Shirley) Kleman all of Miller City; a
daughter-in-law, Blanche Kleman of Alabama; five step-children, Mike
Steffan of Leipsic, Marlin Steffan of Ottawa, Keith Steffan of Defiance,
Joyce Steffan of Columbus and Roger Steffan of Leipsic; 18
grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 23
step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom (Angie) Unterbrink of Findlay
and a sister, Helen Moening of Ottawa.
She is also preceded in
death by two sons, Jim and Jerry Kleman; a son-in-law, Terry Leopold and
a daughter-in-law, Connie Kleman; four brothers, Bernard, Don, Ed and
Bob Unterbrink and three sisters, Sally Brickner, Ruth Gray and Julie
Rita retired from Philips. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17,
at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Fr. Matt Jozefiak
officiating. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Catholic Church
Cemetery, Miller City. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture service will be held at 1:45 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.