NORMA B. RECKER
OTTAWA - Norma B. Recker, 93, of Ottawa, died 5:20 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2013 at Putnam Heritage in Ottawa. She was born September 13, 1919 in Miller City to the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Riepenhoff. On February 18, 1941, she married Amos B. Recker. He died November 22, 1998.
Surviving are five children: JoAnn Niese of Leipsic, Marlene (Alfred) Pohlman of Delphos, Donald Recker of Ottawa, Donna (Robert) Bellman of Ottawa and Sandra (Sammy) Dewyer of Bowling Green; 15 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 1 step-great grandchild; 1 great-great grandchild; 1 brother and 6 sisters: Mary Nartker of Ottawa, Ruth Smith of Tiffin, Clara Schroth of Cleveland, Eleanor (Robert) Zwyer of Berkey, Lucille Shields of Bowling Green, KY, James (Jane) Riepenhoff of Miller City and Rita Mae (Herman) Schmenk of Ottawa; 2 sister-in-laws: Esther Riepenhoff of Ottawa and Norma Riepenhoff of Miller City.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, William Niese; a daughter-in-law, Janice Recker; 2 brothers: Clarence Riepenhoff and Len Riepenhoff; 4 brothers-in-law: Arnold Nartker, Burkhart Schroth, Joseph Smith, Ty Shields; and 2 sisters-in-law: Dorothy Riepenhoff and Eileen Riepenhoff.
Norma was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa and its Altar Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting and playing cards.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where a scripture service will begin at 7:50 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com