FORT LORAMIE - Joan A. Eilerman, 78, of Ft. Loramie, Ohio, died 11:15 a.m. April 4, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born May 8, 1934, in Maria Stein, to the late Edward J. and Olivia (Brunswick) Bergman.
She married Donald P. Eilerman on Oct. 6, 1954. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1994.
She is survived by children, Donna and Paul Hoying of McCartyville, Carol and Jerry Hoying of Ft. Loramie, Robert and Janet Eilerman of New Bremen, Elizabeth "Betsy" and Michael Schieltz of Ft. Loramie, Teresa and Greg Winner of Minster, Paul and Margo Eilerman of Wilder, Ky., Kathleen and Wally Meyer of Newport, Steve Eilerman and fiancée Mary Zamudio of Ft. Loramie, Barbara and Keith Brown of Troy, Joyce and Paul Bremigan of Russia; 23 grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia and Jim Winner of Minster; and sister-in-law, Ruth Spaugy of Sidney.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Mary and Floyd Schwegman, Henry and Betty Bergman, Walter Bergman, Dorothy and Henry Beckman and Ruth and John Barhorst.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Ft. Loramie, St. Anne's Rosary Alter Society, Ft. Loramie American Legion Auxiliary No. 355 and Minster F.O.E. Auxiliary No. 1391.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Shoup celebrant. Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. April 7 and 9-10 a.m. April 8 at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster. Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Senior Independence Hospice and Ft. Loramie Rescue.Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.