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Rita M. (Tigner) Hoersten

May 31, 1928 ~ April 21, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Rita Marie Hoersten

  OTTOVILLE – Rita Marie Hoersten, 94, of Ottoville, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Meadows of Kalida.  She was born May 31, 1928, in Delphos to the late Ross H. and Valera D. (Wahmhoft) Tigner.  On September 8, 1948, she married Clarence W. Hoersten, he preceded her in death on April 20, 2005.

  Rita is survived by nine children:  David (Kathleen) Hoersten of Ottoville, Irene (Kenneth) Rieman of Bowling Green, Evelyn (Eugene) Klima of Payne, Phillip (Marilyn) Hoersten Ottoville, Marcy (Edward) Hoehn of Ottoville, Beverly (Randolph) Schnipke of Ottoville, Ralph (Elizabeth) Hoersten of Delphos, Bryan (Shelley) Hoersten of Fort Jennings, Audrey (Dave) Kimmet of Ottoville; twenty-eight grandchildren; and thirty great-grandchildren.

  She is preceded in death by a grandchild; and siblings, Richard Tigner, Juanita Rex, Rosemary Hodges, Dorothy Jenkins, Lois Hageman, Ross Tigner Jr., Robert Tigner, MaryLou Pastula, and Barbara Ann Tigner

  Rita was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and its Altar Rosary Society. She was a 1946 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School and then attended Defiance College in 1946 and 1947.  She volunteered at the church to clean and as a manager for the church fair.  In her younger years she worked at the Delphos Public Library.  Rita enjoyed baking pies and cookies, playing cards and dominoes, and doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  She loved playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Very Reverend George Mahas officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township. 

  Memorial donations may be made to CHP Home Care & Hospice, 1500 E. Fifth Street Delphos or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, maintenance fund.

Condolences may be expressed at



April 25, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Funeral Mass
April 26, 2023

10:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
189 Church Street
Ottoville, Ohio 45875


CHP Home Care and Hospice
1500 E. Fifth Street, Delphos OH 45833

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Maintenance Fund
Ottoville OH 45876


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