Ellen Edna Schierholt Huckriede, 87

Ellen Edna Schierholt Huckriede, 87, of St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Otterbein Retirement Community on Grand Lake St. Marys.

She was born on July 17, 1925, in New Bremen, the daughter of Emma (Heitman) and Frank Schierholt who preceded her in death. She was married to Earl Huckriede on Dec. 12, 1944, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.  

She is survived by three daughters, Connie (Don) Burgess of St. Marys, Jennifer (Stephen) Hays of Celina, and Christine (Ken) Koverman of St. Marys. Her sister, Melba Idle, survives in Wapakoneta. She has six grandchildren, Laura Hays (Mike) Sursi of Mooresville, N.C., Luke (Karyn) Hays of Cornelius, N.C., Ryan (Amy) Burgess of Columbus, Kevin (Kasie) Burgess of Chagrin Falls, Angela (Shane) McCollum of St. Marys, and John Koverman of Columbus. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband who passed away on March 15, 2011, her parents; twin sister Helen Schierholt, two sisters Carmine Schaefer and Edna Nieter and two brothers Willis Schierholt and Dennis Schierholt.

She graduated from New Bremen High School in 1943. She retired from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital after 21 years in patient accounts. She was a very active member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.   

Her pastimes included reading and doing puzzles. She enjoyed boating, fishing and camping in Michigan. Ellen was an avid basketball fan, especially Ohio State. She took tremendous pleasure and special interest in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Earl enjoyed traveling all over the country and abroad to Germany.

Visitation with the family will be held at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the funeral service starting at 9:30 a.m.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Bray, officiating. Graveside services will be in New Bremen at the German Protestant Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, St. Marys or Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys.

Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.