ESTHER ANNA DETTMER, 91, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Ossian Health & Rehabilitation with her family at her side. Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Emma (Schroeder) Meyer. She worked as a farmer's wife in addition to working as a clerk at Lincoln National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank for 20 years. She enjoyed cross stitching and crocheting. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Surviving are children, Sadonna Ake of Poe, Galen Dettmer of Yoder, and Charlene (Steve) Branstrator of Ossian; sisters, Jeannette Gordon of Fort Wayne and Mary Vogel of Defiance, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kent Ake, Mark Dettmer, Donia Gerken, Darla Howard, Trena Shine, and Matthew Branstrator; and nine great - grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband, Elvis John Dettmer in 1975; brothers, Raymond and Harry Meyer; and sisters, Alberta Springer, Delores Vosz, and Joan Schwartz. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 10, 2012, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Burial in St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse &Hospice Home or to St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery. To leave condolences, please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2012