|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, May 14, 2012 2:04 PM|
May 15, 1928-May 13, 2012
Marilyn Berres, 83, of Delphos died at 4:58 a.m. Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born May 15, 1928, to Gilbert and Regina (Grothouse) Eickholt, who preceded her in death.
On Aug. 12, 1950, she married F. George Berres, who survives in Delphos.
Survivors also include sons Robert (Margie) Berres of Cincinnati and Gary (Brenda) Berres of Delphos; daughters Marcia (Daniel) German and Carol (Tom) Schulte of Delphos, Gloria (Nel) Schroeder of Ottawa and Darlene (Larry) Geise of Hilliard; grandchildren Jackie Harvey, Kristen Berres, Dana Babani, Dave German, Julie DuCheney, Angie Boaz, Amy Hyitt, Alissa Swenar, Nick Schulte, Troy Schroeder, Todd Schroeder, Tyler Geise, Luke Geise and Drew Geise; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by grandchildren Mark German and Wesley Schroeder; sister Ruth Horstman; and brother Leonard Eickholt.
Mrs. Berres was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Changing Times Mothers Club and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She loved tending her flowers, traveling, dancing and shopping with her daughters. She enjoyed eating out and playing cards with her friends. She treasured the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but the greatest love of her life was George, her husband of 62 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Schools or Putnam County Council on Aging.
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