Eileen M. Boerger, 88, of New Bremen, died at 6:12 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born on May 26, 1926, in Newport, the daughter of John and Mary (Moorman) Perin.
On Nov. 25, 1948, she married Ralph Boerger who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are her daughters Linda Fortkamp and Connie (Rick) Hoelscher, both of New Bremen, her grandchildren Scott (Amy) Fortkamp, of Cincinnati, Robb (Nicole) Fortkamp, of Springboro, and Tina (Brandon) Jester, of Newport, and her great-grandchildren Luke, Henry, Pete, Vince and Lucy Fortkamp.
Other survivors include her brother Fr. Glen Perin, of Carthagena, her sister Rosalie DeLoye, of Yorkshire, and her in laws Esther Perin, of New Bremen, Vee Prefas, of Fort Loramie, Clarisa Thieman, of Minster, Mary Francis of Russia, Ruth Dabbelt, of New Bremen, Irene Boerger, of Fort Loramie, and Virginia Boerger, of Minster.
Preceding her in death was her grandson Casey Hoelscher, son-in-law Ralph Fortkamp and her siblings Carl Perin, Marcel Perin, Virginia Forthofer and Paul Perin.
Mrs. Boerger was an active member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen where she had distributed communion to those homebound or in the hospital and had been chairwoman of the Funeral Lunch Committee of the church.
She was a member of the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary of New Bremen and had worked the Red Cross Blood Drives held at the Legion Hall for a number of years.
She was a graduate of the Russia High School. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of numerous card clubs over the years. She also enjoyed raising African violet flowers, gardening and crocheting everything from afghans to table doilies. She had been the office manager at the former Minster Farmers Co-op outside of New Bremen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 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, New Bremen. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 6 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.
Memorial contributions can be directed to the Casey Hoelscher Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the New Bremen Education Foundation, 435 S. Washington St., New Bremen. Condolences to the Boerger family may be left at GilbergHartwigFH.com