FT. LORAMIE - Joan A. Eilerman, 78, of Ft. Loramie, died 11:15 a.m. on April 4, 2013 at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born May 8, 1934 in Maria Stein to the late Edward J. and Olivia (Brunswick) Bergman. She married Donald P. Eilerman on October 6, 1954. He preceded her in death on November 16, 1994.
She is survived by children: Donna and Paul Hoying, McCartyville, Carol and Jerry Hoying, Ft. Loramie, Robert and Janet Eilerman, New Bremen, Elizabeth "Betsy" and Michael Schieltz, Ft. Loramie, Teresa and Greg Winner, Minster, Paul and Margo Eilerman, Wilder, KY, Kathleen and Wally Meyer, Newport, Steve Eilerman and fiancée Mary Zamudio, Ft. Loramie, Barbara and Keith Brown, Troy, Joyce and Paul Bremigan, Russia; 23 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, sister Patricia and Jim Winner, Minster, and sister-in-law Ruth Spaugy, Sidney.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Mary and Floyd Schwegman, Henry and Betty Bergman, Walter Bergman, Dorothy and
Henry Beckman and Ruth and John Barhorst.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Ft. Loramie, St. Anne's Rosary Alter Society, Ft. Loramie American Legion Aux. #355 and Minster F.O.E. Aux. #1391.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Shoup celebrant. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 9-10 a.m. on Monday. Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Senior Independence Hospice and Ft. Loramie Rescue. Condolences may be made