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Dorothy M. Kroeger PDF Print
Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:53 AM

April 12, 1913-May 17, 2013


Dorothy M. Kroeger, 100, of Ottawa, died 12:58 p.m. Friday at Putnam Heritage in Ottawa.

She was born April 12, 1913, in Delphos to the late Frank G. and Theresa (Krebs) Metzger.

On May 8, 1937, she married Arthur O. Kroeger, who died May 21, 1984.

Survivors include her children, Gary (Ruthann) Kroeger of Estero, Fla., and Linda (Ronald) Ellerbrock of Ottawa; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Hyacinth Hofstetter, Delphine Edwards, Eugene H. Metzger, Rudolph Metzger, Paul Metzger and Leonard Metzger.

Dorothy co-owned, with her husband, the former Bell Hardware in Lima. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa and its Rosary Altar Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, the Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Landeck.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture service will begin at 7:50 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Putnam County Hospice or Sts. Peter & Paul Education Foundation.

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