Myron “Sam” Katterheinrich, 86

Myron “Sam” Katterheinrich, 86, of 216 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, died suddenly at 11:24 a.m. Monday, Aug., 13, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1925, in New Knoxville, the son of Samuel and Ida (Schultz) Katterheinrich, and they preceded him in death.

He married Joanne Koenig on Aug. 23, 1947, and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by his four children,  Connie (David) Schwabero of Reading, Mich., Nancy (Rod) Selby of New Knoxville, Martin (Katye) Katterheinrich of Defiance and John (Deborah) Katterheinrich of New Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Amy Trapp, Nicole Reasor, Matthew Schwabero, Kara Katterheinrich, Jessica Katterheinrich, Russell Katterheinrich and Laura Katterheinrich; six great-grandchildren.

Sam was a 1943 graduate of New Knoxville High School. He served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He retired from Miller’s Textile Service in Wapakoneta in 1987, where he had been a salesman. He was a member of the American Legion Post 444 in New Knoxville and the New Knoxville United Methodist Church. He loved golfing and was a big fan of the Reds and Browns. He was an avid flower gardener and grew beautiful roses.

Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Private family burial rites will be held at the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery in New Knoxville.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the New Knoxville United Methodist Church.

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