Norma B. (Riepenhoff) Recker

Born: Sat., Sep. 13, 1919
Died: Fri., Aug. 9, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Location: Love Funeral Home - Ottawa

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 16, 2013
Location: Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Ottawa

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  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.
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Bernice and Art Schnipke
   Posted Sun August 11, 2013

So sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Bernice and Art Schnipke

Fred & Pat Wahr
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Our hearts are deeply saddened with the news of Norma passing. She was a very special person and will be missed by many, especially mom (Mary). They have always been very close and when Norma moved into Putnam Heritage, she and mom had a special bond that just stood out.
Our wish for all of you is that you find peace and comfort in all the precious memories you have of her. We have many great memories of her and are sad we will be unable to attend her funeral.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Fred & Pat Wahr

Jennifer Hahn
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013


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