Rose Marie Wehmeyer, 89

Rose Marie Wehmeyer, 89, of New Bremen, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys.  

She was born on April 29, 1924, north of St. Marys. She was the daughter of Harry and Minnie (Coil) Schamp.

On May 27, 1944, she married Robert F. Wehmeyer, who died on Jan. 20, 1992.  Survivors include her children, Barbara (Frederick) Moeller of New Bremen, Beverly (Rich) Gilberg of Piqua, Bonnie (Louis) Huart of Kettering, Brenda (Tom) Phlipot of New Bremen, Douglas (Teresa) Wehmeyer of Dayton and Daryl (Kate) Wehmeyer of Edinburgh, Scotland; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary Lea Hegemier of St. Marys.  

Preceding her in death were two great-grandchildren and her siblings, Kenneth Schamp, Edna (Schamp)(Whitney) Rupp, Burdette “Bus” Schamp, Alfred Schamp and James Schamp.

Mrs. Wehmeyer was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.  She had been a 4-H Adviser and was formerly a member of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau. She was a 1942 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and was a homemaker.  

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.

Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.

Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis Ind., to the Cystinosis Research Network or to the Otterbein of St. Marys Benevolent Fund.

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