Gerald L. Stechschulte

November 1, 1938 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 83)

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Gerald L. Stechschulte

  OTTAWA – Jerry L. Stechschulte, 83, of Ottawa, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  He was born November 1, 1938 in Glandorf to the late Elmer and Frances (Nienberg) Stechschulte.  On February 3, 1962, he married Marilyn Kuhlman, she survives in Ottawa.

 Jerry is also survived by two children: Steve (Michelle) Stechschulte and Lisa (Steve) Buddelmeyer, both of Ottawa; five grandchildren: Matt (Makenna Richey) Stechschulte, Madison (Wyatt) Karhoff, Jayden Stechschulte, Taylor (Bryant) Diemer, and Lauren (Jason Schnipke) Buddelmeyer; two great-grandchildren: Ella Stechschulte and Athea Karhoff; and a sister: Kathy (Leo) Morman of Ottawa.

  He is preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Jim Stechschulte

  Jerry retired from Phillips, Ottawa in 1993, where he was a supervisor.  He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, as well as the Ottawa K of C.  He was also a member of the O-G Boosters.  Gerald founded the O-G Jaycees.  He pitched the last game at the old Memorial Park, and then pitched the first game on the new field and helped flip the switch on the new lights. He was a longtime volunteer at the Ottawa Memorial Field, it was his pride and joy.  Jerry was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and the O-G Titans.  Jerry’s grandkids meant everything to him, he thoroughly enjoyed attending their activities.

  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center for their exceptional care.

  Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Tony Fortman officiating.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ottawa Memorial Park Baseball Field or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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November 18, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love Funeral Home - Ottawa
405 East Third St
Ottawa, Ohio 45875

Funeral Mass
November 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Ottawa
307 N. Locust St
Ottawa, Ohio 45875


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