Ralph J. Enneking, 77, of New Bremen, died at 10:29 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on March 2, 1937, in Minster, the son of the late John and Edna (Schmiesing) Enneking.
On Sept. 17, 1960, he married Doris Meiring, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are their children, Brenda and Richard Winner of Maria Stein; Cynthia and Charles Weyant of Greenville and Charles Perkins of New Bremen; grandchildren Latisha and Kevin Dakin of Phoenix, Ariz.; Ryan and Rachael Winner of Columbus; Richard Winner and Tami Post of Maria Stein; Chelsea Winner of Maria Stein; Kassondra Weyant of Greenville; great-grandchildren Oakley Dakin and Julian Winner; his siblings, Mildred and Al Borchers of Minster; Dorothy and John Rollegan of Mississippi; Evelyn Hogankamp of Dayton; Thelma and James Helmig of Dayton; Ted and Barb Enneking of Minster; Kenneth and Kathy Enneking of Dayton; and Mark and Linda Enneking of McCartyville.
Mr. Enneking was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen.
He was active in the church, including serving as an usher for many years.
He was an active member of the former New Bremen Lion’s Club, the former New Bremen Jay Cee’s, the Woodman of the World, the ARC, and was a Boy Scout leader of the New Bremen Troop #95 for many years.
In 2001, Ralph retired from working at Goodyear in St. Marys after 32 years.
He then went on to work at the ABC Center in New Bremen doing custodial work for another 10 years before retiring again in 2011. Ralph also served in the Army National Guard in the early 1960’s.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday 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 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.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences to the Enneking family can be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.