Camillus H. Stechschulte

Born: Sun., Jun. 24, 1923
Died: Mon., Feb. 4, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 07, 2013
Location: Love Funeral Home - Ottawa

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 08, 2013
Location: Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Ottawa

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Camillus H. Stechschulte
   OTTAWA - Camillus H. Stechschulte, 89, of Ottawa died at 6:24 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2013 at The Meadows of Kalida. He was born June 24, 1923 in Putnam County to the late Leo and Addie (Meyer) Stechschulte. On November 22, 1947 he married Ruth E. Kuhlman who died November 18, 2008.
   He is survived by 3 children: Tom (Pat) Stechschulte, Kay (Mike) Burkholder, and Rick Stechschulte all of Ottawa; 3 grandchildren: Wade (Jodi) Stechschulte, Terry (Linda) Stechschulte, and Jodi Burkholder; 5 great-grandchildren: Zach and Hunter Stechschulte, and Maddox, Ashton and Brynley Stechschulte; and a sister-in-law: Sally Stechschulte of Ottawa. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers: Richard Stechschulte and Kenneth (Carol) Stechschulte and a sister: Angela (Harold) Hart.
   Camillus was a lifelong contractor, a "Builder of Modern Homes." He built over 500 homes and businesses and developed multiple subdivisions. He was co-founder and one of the original directors of Ottawa Oil and was on the board of the First National Bank of Ottawa. He was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII, a life member of Ottawa American Legion, VFW,  Eagles and Lima Elks. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ottawa. He enjoyed polka dancing, taking bus trips, boating, and especially Ottawa-Glandorf Basketball.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Ottawa VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where there will be a scripture service at 2:00 p.m. and a VFW service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School or church.
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Joe & Ruth Gerdeman
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Hello Mike, Kay and family,

It was sad news to read of your loss. As we are currently out of town, we will not be able to attend visitation for share this most difficult time with all of you. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Love, Joe & Ruth Gerdeman

Ron & Linda Ellerbrock
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Tom, Pat, Kay, Mike, Rick & families,
Sorry we can't be there to express our sympathy to you in person. Your father was a good and fair man. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Richard Maenle
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
I would like to offer my sincere condolences at this ti
me of your loss. I am sure Janet would like to welcome him home. Prayers going to all the family and friends. I am currantly in Florida and regret I cannot attend the celebration of his life . I will be saying special prayers on the day of his internment. Continue to trust in the Lord. He was my last uncle now on to our new generation.

Chris and Tracy Stechschulte and family
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
The Stechschulte family, All of you have our deepest sympathy and prayers. Hopefully you find comfort knowing he is at peace now and watching over all of you. Deepest Condolences from the Tracy and Chris Stechschulte family.

Jerry and Rose Ann Vetter
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Rest In Peace C.H. Our sincere condolences to the entire Stechschulte family. I am sure he has been met with a "Well Done My Friend". Rose Ann and I are leaving for Arkansas Thursday afternoon to babysit our Grandkids and will not be able to visit with you, but be assured that you are in our hearts and prayers.

   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Tom/Pat, Kay, Rick and families--Your families will be remembered in our prayers--Our deepest sympathies -- may you enjoy sharing memories together as you discuss the good times--Your Dad was always helpful with his professional knowledge on the many buildings he was involved with in this area. He helped making this area a place to be proud of--Bless you all.

Ron and Andrea (Moore) Szabo
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Rick, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your father rest in peace.

Ted & Sandy (Kurian) Sadar
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Tom, Kay, Rick and Family,

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. We were sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. We know how difficult it is to lose a loved one.

We have so many wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad and my parents up at the Lake when we were growing up...Try to keep those memories alive in your hearts and share them with each other.

One of my favorite bible verses is: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. May God grant all of you the strength and courage you will need in the days ahead.

Hope to see you at the lake some time this summer....Sincerely, Sandy

Ed Bratt
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Our condolences go to the entire family at this time. I had the privilege of working with Rick and Kay at Executive Coach and enjoyed driving for C.H. and Ruth on numerous casino trips. I also had the privilege of teaching Terry and Jodi as well as being guidance counselor. Jodi also helped me immensely as a statistician for volleyball her freshman year.

Most sincerely,

Ed and Linda Bratt

Tom and Jean Thompson
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dear Rick,

We would like to express our sympathy on the loss of your father. It is never easy no matter at what age you lose them. Our thoughts are with you.

Tom and Jean

Ashley Williams
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
My condolences from Chicago. Kay and the other members of the family will be in our thoughts.

Mr. Ashley Williams (grandson of Kenneth Stechschulte)

Ken and JoEllen Ruehle
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Rick so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Just wanted you to know we are thinking of
you and Lisa at this difficult time.

Jim Ellerbrock and Bonnie DeBold
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Tom, Pat, Mike, Kay and Rick,

We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are sorry that we cannot be there in person, but please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Denny/Nancy Rosengarten
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
So sad to hear of your father's passing. You have our deepest sympathy-we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Your parents were always kind to our families, they made the gambling bus trips alot of fun.

Paul & Cathy Warnecke
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
Tom, Kay, Rick, & Families: It was such a pleasure to know CH...some of my famly and I would ride the bus to the casino with CH (and Ruth)...what a very nice man he was...rather quiet, but polite too. Paul and I are so sorry to know of your loss, and hope the Good Lord will heal the sadness in your hearts. Just know that we are thinking of you today and tomorrow, and may God bless you during this time...our prayers are with you too.

Larry and Arlene Leopold
   Posted Thu February 07, 2013
To the Stechschulte Family, Your father and grandfather has given Larry and I many fond memories. Larry always speaks highly of your family through out the many years. He will be missed by all. Larry and Arlene

Rachel & Todd VanHouten
   Posted Fri February 08, 2013
Dear Rick,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May happy memories replace the sadness in your hearts.

Beverly Bradford
   Posted Fri February 08, 2013
Kay &Mike

Im so sorry for your loss . i will be thinking of you and God will help you through
it all . Just remember One day at a time . Love you Aunt Bev

Sue & Mike O'Donnell
   Posted Fri February 15, 2013

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. It is difficult, no matter how prepared you think you are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike & Sue O'Donnell

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