Stanley E. Hertenstein

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NEW BREMEN - Stanley E. Hertenstein, 86, of New Bremen, died Friday, Nov.30, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born March 4, 1926, near St. Marys, the son of the late Lance A. and Mary E. (McConnell) Hertenstein. On June 4, 1949, he married Dorothy M. Nuesmeyer, who preceded him in death on May 4, 2010.
Survivors include his children, Kay (Bruce) Feiten, of Mentor, June (Levi) Oaks, of Cincinnati, and Steven (Jinny) Hertenstein, of Indianapolis,Ind.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Darrell (Billie) Hertenstein, of Holly, Mich.
He was preceded in death was his brother, George Hertenstein, and his sister, Amelia Sue Piper.
Mr. Hertenstein served in the South Pacific with the 41st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen where he was active in several church organizations over the years.
He was a charter member of the New Bremen Historic Association and was a member of American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen, the former New Bremen Men's Garden Club, a former member of the Kettlersville/Van Buren Township Fire Department and had attended the St. Marys Memorial High School.

He was an avid reader, enjoying history and geography. He loved to travel not only in the continental states, but worldwide. He loved gardening, yard work and especially growing all types of flowers. He retired on Dec. 31, 1985, after 40 years, first with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at Grand Lake St. Marys, where he operated the "Little Turtle" dredger and helped to form the East Bank Park area. He was also employed by the Auglaize Co. Highway Department.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen by the Rev. Becky Erb Strang. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec.. 2, 2012, at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and on Monday from 9:30 until the time of the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund. Condolences to the family may be left at

Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 30, 2012
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