Virginia R. “Ginny” Forthofer, 90

Virginia R. “Ginny” Forthofer, 90, of Russia, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.

She was born on April 24, 1922, in Newport, to the late John and Mary (Moorman) Perin. 

She married Lawrence F. Forthofer on April 24, 1946, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Newport.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2000. 

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peg and Dan Ranly, Minster; grandchildren Kim and Pat McGinnis, Toledo, Keith and Janel Ranly, Sidney, and Krista and Scott Paulowski, Marysville; great-grandchildren Maddie, Shawn and Alyssa; brothers and sisters Eileen and Ralph Boerger, New Bremen, Rosalie DeLoye, Newport and Rev. Glen Perin, West Milton; in-laws Esther Perin, New Bremen, and Vee Presas, Fort Loramie.

She was preceded in death by brothers Carl Perin, Mike Perin and Paul Perin; brothers-in-law Bob DeLoye and Art Presas.

She was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, the Ladies Sodality of the Church, 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus, Auxillary.  She enjoyed crocheting afghans, tending flowers, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. She was the owner/operator of Forthofer IGA in Russia,  with her husband.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Remy Catholic Church, the Rev. Frank Amberger, officiant. 

Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Russia from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday.

Burial will take place in St. Remy Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor Activity Fund.

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