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Tuesday, September 03, 2013 12:39 AM

Nov. 10, 1934-Sept. 1, 2013


Betty Joan Fuerst, 78, of Delphos, died at 4:36 p.m. Sunday at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.

She was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Landeck, to Oswald P. and Irene (Blockberger) Klaus, who preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Norbert Fuerst on July 11, 1951. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2004.

Survivors include three sons, Gordon (Helen) Fuerst of Delphos, Louis (Ann) Fuerst of Findlay and Roger Fuerst of Delphos; three daughters, Judith (James) Looser of Ottoville, Constance (Mark) Buettner of Elida and Elaine (Darren) Abram of Delphos; two sisters, Virginia Gunter of Delphos and Shirley (Gerald) Ladd of Landeck; two daughter-in-laws, Carole Fuerst of Minster and Barbara Hooley of Delphos; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Dennis J. Fuerst and Richard L. Fuerst; her daughter, Denise Fuerst; a sister, Mildred Miller Ulm; three brothers, Leroy, Paul and John Klaus; and a step-grandson, Nicholas Yaeger.

Mrs. Fuerst worked for Hostess Vending company. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and VFW Auxiliary.

She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, bingo and watching the Cincinnati Reds, but most of all she truly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and a Parish Wake will be at 6 p.m. There will also be a VFW Aux. service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW 3035 or St. John’s Parish Foundation.

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