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Edna M. Lampert, 86, of New Bremen, died at 5:27 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton of a sudden illness.
She was born on April 20, 1926, in Cranberry Prairie, the daughter of Joseph and Philomenia (Huwer) Quinter, and they preceded her in death.
On June 7, 1947, she married Thomas A. Lampert, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2003.
She is survived by her children, Bill (Nancy) Lampert of Raleigh, N.C., Charlie (Sharon) Lampert of New Bremen, Peg (Nick) Will of Worthington, Teresa (Larry) Wissman, Pat (Jamie) Lampert, Julie (Tom) Pfenning and Kay (Bernie) Larger, all of New Bremen; 20 grandchildren, Curt (Celia) Lampert, Tom (Brenda) Lampert, Doug Lampert, Shannon (Shawn) Heckman, Brent (Jacqueline) Lampert, Matt (Jessica) Will, Jennifer Will, Nicholas Will, Andrea Wissman, Ben (Jessica) Wissman, Erica (Tom) Miller, Justin Lampert, Aaron Lampert, James Lampert, Mitchell Pfenning, Nathan (Samantha) Larger, Jacob (Maria) Larger, Angela (Joe) Carte, Lucas Larger and Samuel Larger; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler Lampert, Gabrielle and Lydia Heckman, Kellan Lampert, Thomas and Christian Miller, Noah and Andrew Carte and Sean Larger; her sisters, Leona Pleiman of Fort Loramie and Pauline Kohler of Botkins; her brothers, Rudolph Quinter of Minster and Maurice (Dorothy) Quinter of Fort Loramie; her in-laws, Mary Ann Quinter of Fort Loramie, Marilyn Dennings of Covington, Audrey McCollum of New Bremen and Joanne Lampert of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Michelle Pfenning; her siblings, Henry, Albert, Anthony and Robert Quinter, Dorothy Dresher, Adeline Huelsman, Loretta Huelsman, Henrietta Barlage, Sally Ossege and Stella Klikovits.
Mrs. Lampert was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen. Edna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always put her family before herself. She was a great cook and loved to bake apple pies, cinnamon rolls, cookies and was known as the “cookie grandma.”
She enjoyed playing cards, games, assembling puzzles with her grandchildren, shopping, gardening and dancing.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at the church, at which time the Rosary will be prayed.
Condolences may be left at GilbergHartwigfh.com.