- Local Guide
Elsie C. VanOss, 95, formerly of South Hanover Street in Minster, died at 3:15 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster. She had been a resident there for nine years.
She was born on June 19, 1917, in Fort Loramie, to Albert and Amelia (Boerger) Freytag.
On Feb. 21, 1944, she married Edmund G. VanOss. He died on Oct. 27, 2002.
She is survived by three children, Gretchen and Jim Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Ellen and Paul Zircher, of Fort Loramie and Mark and Jean VanOss, of Seattle, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert and Marge Freytag, of Minster; and two sisters-in-law, Ellen Freytag, of Sidney, and Anne Freytag, of Minster.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Karl and Robert Freytag; and four sisters, Marie Winklejohn, Louise Tebbe, Paula Monahan and Margaret Schrimpf.
Elsie was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Mission Commission of the church.
She was a 1935 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and enjoyed reading, baking, traveling and walks in the local cemetery.
She was retired as head librarian at FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster after 20 years of service.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding, officiant.
Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorial donations may be made to The Heritage Manor Activity Fund.
Condolences may be left at Hogenkampfh.com.