Feb. 4, 1925-Feb. 12, 2012
Bernadette D. Hasenkamp, 87, of Delphos, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 4, 1925, in St. Henry to Louis and Elizabeth (Kramer) Uhlenhake, who preceded her in death.
On June 5, 1948, she married Paul Hasenkamp, who died Aug. 31, 1964. Her fiancé, Elmer Pothast, survives. They have been devoted to each other for more than 30 years.
Survivors also include sons Thomas (Donna) Hasenkamp of Delphos, James (Angie Fisher) Hasenkamp of Van Wert and Kenneth (Mary Kay) Hasenkamp of Dublin; daughters Therese (James) Gasser, Martha (Thomas) Gasser and Doris (Doyle) Wittler of Fort Jennings; a brother, Carl (Martina) Uhlenhake of St. Henry; 16 grandchildren, Michael Gasser, Bradley (Sharon) Gasser, Kevin Gasser, Matthew (Sandy) Gasser, Denise (Matthew) Etzkorn, Andrew (Rachel) Gasser, Jeffrey (Joan) Wittler, Laura (Michael) Hutt, Scott (Jennifer) Wittler, Tricia (Aaron) Halker, Kimberly (Brian) Wischmeyer, Douglas (Kristy) Hasenkamp, Tiffany Hasenkamp, Brian Hasenkamp, Drew Hasenkamp and Heather Hasenkamp; two stepgrandchildren, Skyler and Hunter Fisher; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah and Cameron Gasser, Chloe and Lydia Etzkorn, Ava Wittler, Ryan and Connor Wittler and Lauryn Halker; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Devon and Gavin Dunlop, Josh and Nate Schroeder and Erin Hutt; and her second family, Louise Haunhorst and family, Mary Jo and George Berelsman and family and Becky and Michael Berelsman and family.
She was preceded in death by sister Mary Gonya; and great-grandson Daryl Etzkorn.
Mrs. Hasenkamp retired from K.P. Industries after more than 20 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, where she held several offices including president. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and the Cincinnati Reds. She loved family gatherings.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where the parish wake begins at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center or the charity of the donor’s choice.