Edna C. Tontrup, 87, of 1423 Nagel St., St. Marys, died suddenly on Monday, April 22, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in St. Marys Township, the daughter of Leo and Mary (Ruedebusch) Schroeder.
She married Louis Tontrup on Aug. 30, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1974.
She is survived by her three children, Sandra Tontrup of Dayton, Steven Tontrup of St. Marys, Stan Tontrup of St. Marys; by one sister, Naomi Rison of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and by one daughter, Sharon Stamm.
Edna was a 1943 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She retired from the Crown Equipment Corporation after 30 years of service.
Edna very much enjoyed people and loved going camping.
She belonged to several card clubs, had been a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader, liked to do crochet work, and enjoyed visiting the St. Marys Senior Citizens Center.
She was a member and past president of the New Bremen American Legion Auxiliary and a very active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher for many years, and had prepared funeral dinners and community meals.
She will be remembered as a person who was generous with her time and friendship.
Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray, officiant.
Private family burial rites will be held at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys.
Condolences may be sent to Edna’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.