Gloria Altstaetter

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COLUMBUS GROVE — Gloria J. Altstaetter, 75, died 2:00 pm Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

She was born May 19, 1938 in Lima, Ohio to James T. and Vivian V. (Martin) Bradford, who preceded her in death.

On April 16, 1955 Gloria married Kenneth E Altstaetter at the Cairo United Methodist Church. He survives in Columbus Grove.

Gloria had attended Columbus Grove School. She was a nurse's aid for 30 years, working at the Oaks and Lima Manor Care Center, both in Lima. She had retired from the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. She had been a member of the Columbus Grove Mothers' Club. Gloria enjoyed spending time with her family, especially summers at her pool, sipping on Sun Tea. She was always supportive of her sons and grandchildren's school programs, sporting events and band activities.

Gloria is survived by: four sons Kevin Altstaetter of Lima, Kent (Pam) Altstaetter of Columbus Grove, Craig Altstaetter of St. Petersburg, FL, and Carey Altstaetter of Lima; six grandchildren, Kyle (Helen) Altstaetter of Guam, Eric (Christy) Altstaetter of Columbus Grove, Krystle Altstaetter of Columbus, Alex Altstaetter of Cincinnati, Logan and Sadie Altstaetter of Lima; three great grandchildren Ashton, Mikayla and Jaelyn; one brother James Bradford of Lima; one sister Janet Bracy of Lima and one brother in-law Jim Hayden of Columbus Grove.

She was preceded in death by two sisters Sylvia Hayden and Jackie Martz; one sister in-law Terry Bradford and one brother in-law Ed Bracy.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at HARTMAN SONS FUNERAL HOME, Columbus Grove with Pastor Geoff Eubank officiating. Burial will follow in Altstaetter Cemetery, Cairo.

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday February 13, 2014 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donors choice.

Condolences can be made at

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Hartman Sons Funeral Home - Columbus Grove
10879 State Route 12
Columbus Grove, OH 45830
(419) 659-2202
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Published in The Lima News from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2014