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Helen K. Schemmel, 98, formerly of New Bremen, and of Eagle Drive, Minster, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on July 27, 1913, in Sidney, to Albert and Zita (Guissinger) Kloeppel, and they preceded her in death.
On Nov. 19, 1930, in Sidney, she married William M. Schemmel, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1991.
Helen is survived by her children, Mary Ellen (Dwight) Kurtzman of Van Wert and Ronald Schemmel of New Bremen; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dolores (Paul) Opperman; two brothers; one infant twin sister.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorial donations will be used for masses at the St. Charles Seminary Chapel.
Condolences may be left at Hogenkampfh.com.