Marian Albers Holthaus, 83

Marian Albers Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.  

She was born on Nov. 8, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Anthony and Helen (Raterman) Albers, and they preceded her in death.  

On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Norbert C. Holthaus, and he survives in Wapakoneta.

She is also survived by two sons, James (Violetta) Holthaus and Gary (Helen) Holthaus, both of Wapakoneta; two stepgrandchildren, Becky (Gary) Baldosser and Brenda (Rodney) Snavelyl four great-stepgrandchildren, Scott, Darin, Nathan and Kayla; a sister-in-law, Judy Albers of Sidney.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth H. Albers.

A homemaker, Marian was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. She was a member of the Springbrook Dance Club in Lima and enjoyed ballroom dancing and western square dancing at the plus level. She and Norb spent many winters in McAllen, Texas. They traveled extensively through out the world. A loving wife and mother, she helped Norb farm and was a talented home decorator.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund or to the Auglaize Acres Activity Fund. Condolences may be expressed at