Linda L. Lochtefeld, 55, of New Bremen, died at 5:08 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at her residence.
She was born on July 15, 1958, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Donald and Jane (Althoff) Baxter.
On May 29, 1982, she married Joe Lochtefeld, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving is their son, Lee Lochtefeld of Columbus, father-in-law and mother-in-law Arthur and Irene Lochtefeld of Yorkshire, in-laws Beverly and Randy Garrison of Brock, Vernon Lochtefeld of Yorkshire, six nieces and nephews, five great-nieces and nephews, her Baxter cousins and special cousin Susan and Tom Hughes.
Linda was a devout member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, where she was involved in RCIA and parish council. She was a 1976 graduate of Memorial High School, and also graduated from Wright State University with a business education degree. From the time she graduated college until 1996 she worked at the Wright State Lake Campus, where she was an academic adviser.
She also taught piano lessons for more than 15 years, helping to teach around 60 students.
In recent years, she was involved in the daily operations of the family business Store ‘n Stuff, Soak ‘n Suds and Diversified Pond Supplies.
Linda was a gracious and loving friend who touched the lives of everyone she met.
She was well known for her infectious smile and laugh, as well as her optimism and strong faith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating.
Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, at which time the Rosary will be prayed.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the church memorial fund or to Physician’s Care Center, 10034 Brewster Lane, Powell, OH, 43065.
Condolences to the Lochtefeld family can be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.