Marian Rosengarten (1933 - 2016)

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FORT LORAMIE — Marian C. (Hilgefort) Rosengarten, age 82, of Liberty Way, Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at her residence Tuesday morning, Sept. 27, 2016.

She was born Dec. 21, 1933, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Gilbert and Martha (Borchers) Hilgefort. On Jan. 8, 1955, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Marian married Edward J. Rosengarten who survives.

Also surviving are six children, James and Jean Rosengarten, of Fort Loramie, Julia and Larry Moeller, of Fort Loramie, Rebecca and Rick Beckman, of Minster, David and Leslie Rosengarten, of Minster, Marjorie and Steve Meyer, of Fort Loramie, and Charles and Renee Rosengarten, of Fort Loramie; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lois and Ned Dammeyer, of Wapakoneta, Elizabeth and Larry Niekamp, of Minster, and Bonita and John Vagedes, of Fort Loramie; two sisters-in-law, Marie Gearing of New Bremen and Virginia Rosengarten of Fort Loramie.

She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law, Irma and Lyndon Bachman, Irene and Donald Vanderhorst, Evelyn and Paul Parrinello, Helen Short, Ralph and Lucille, Harold, and Alvin Rosengarten.

Marian was a 1952 graduate of Versailles High School. She retired in 1999, from the former Town House Restaurant in Minster where she had been employed for 25 years. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Ann's Ladies Sodality and for several years served as a collection counter. She had also been an election poll sitter for 30 years. Marian enjoyed gardening, ballroom dancing, and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to Wilson Health Hospice or charity of donor's choice.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2016