MINSTER - Pauline R. Schmiesing, 89, of Minster, died at 6:11 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Fort Loramie, to the late Clemens and Emma (Seger) Bender. She married Melvin H. Schmiesing on April 27, 1946, in Fort Loramie. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2010.
She is survived by children, David and Marcile Schmiesing, of Minster, Jane Guthrie, of Dayton, Gary and Cindy Schmiesing, of Portland, Ind., Karen and Dale Topp, of Anna, Mary and Thomas Jutte, of Celina, and Edna and Donald Kremer, of Chickasaw; 18 grandchildren, Brian Schmiesing, Kevin Schmiesing, Amy and John Junkins, Sara and Saad Alhajeri, Jason and Britt Schmiesing, Craig and Brooke Schmiesing, Tyler and Shante Schmiesing, Erin and David Friend, Abby Schmiesing, Lucas Schmiesing, Philip and Elizabeth Jutte, Lauren and Neal Link, Mariah Jutte, Trisha Kremer, Curtis and Katie Kremer, Keith and Sara Kremer and Ryan Kremer and Kayla Kremer; 14 great-grandchildren, Amari and Eliana Junkins, Zaid, Laila and Yusef Alhajeri, Flint and Monte Schmiesing, Brenna and Claire Schmiesing, Brandon Schmiesing, Bryce Jutte, Natalie Link, Haley and Austin (A.J.) Kremer; brothers and sisters, Christine McDonald, of Celina and Julius and Lois Bender, of Minster; sisters-in-law, Melba Bender, Ruth Bender and Irene Bender.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Louise and Charles Francis, Aloysius and Clara Bender, Alvina and Clarence Cordonnier, Martin Bender, Albert and Bea Bender, Anna Marie and Jack Burnaby, Donald McDonald, Victor Bender, Lawrence and Ruth Bender and Edward Bender.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, FOE 391 Auxiliary, Minster and was retired from Copeland Corp, Sidney and was a member of the retirees' club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday May 4, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home Minster from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday May 4, 2013. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Apr. 30, 2013