Thecla Heitkamp (1937 - 2016)

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MARIA STEIN — Thecla Heitkamp, age 78, of Maria Stein, Ohio, died on Monday, April 4, 2016, at Celina Manor.

She was born May 14, 1937, in McCartyville, Ohio, to the late John and Caroline (Kuether) Albers. She married David Heitkamp on July 2, 1958, in McCartyville and he survives in Minster.

She is also survived by 10 children, Cathy and Ron Buck, St. Marys, Jeff and Sandy Heitkamp, Maria Stein, Corrine and Eric Barhorst, Lakeview, Darlene and Ed Bohman, Osgood, Connie and Tim Cromer, Ansonia, Steve and Deb Heitkamp, McCartyville, Marcia and Ed Frey, Osgood, Ed and Kathy Heitkamp, Maria Stein, Mary Beth and Keith Hatfield, Tipp City, Larry and Lisa Heitkamp, Osgood; 33 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Rose and Alfred Gehret, McCartyville, Regina and Art Fischer, Versailles, Aloys and Connie Albers, McCartyville, Vernon Albers, McCartyville, Joanne Bills, St. Marys, Henry and Bernice Albers, McCartyville, Marvin and Rosie Albers McCartyville, Mary and Fred Winner, Osgood, Teresa Albers, McCartyville, John and Sherrie Albers, Texas, Leonard and Lou Ann Albers McCartyville; and brother-in-law Robert Hilgefort, Sidney.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Heitkamp, sister, Rita Hilgefort and brother-in-law, Cyril Bills.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Ohio, and a retired registered nurse.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home-Minster on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Condolences may be left at

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Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
Minster, OH 45865-1233
(419) 628-2341
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 4 to Apr. 6, 2016