Dec. 6, 1922-June 4, 2012
Marie M. Klausing, 89, of Delphos died at 2:10 p.m. Monday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.
She was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Fort Jennings to Victor and Hilda (Moorman) Gerdeman, who preceded her in death.
On July 8, 1939, she married George J. Klausing, who died on Dec. 15, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald J. (Nancy) Klausing of Ottawa and John D. (Karen) Klausing of Lima; two daughters, Janet (Charles) Hatfield of South Bend, Ind., and Carol L. (Donald) Lengerich of Decatur, Ind.; a brother, Virgil (Mary Louise) Gerdeman of Fort Jennings; a daughter-in-law, Jane Klausing of Omaha, Neb.; and 17 grandchildren and 28-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Klausing; a daughter, Janice Klausing; two sisters, Esther and Marciel; and two brothers, Vincent and Donald.
Mrs. Klausing was a member of St. Charles Catholic Parish and the Elks and Eagles in Lima. Her favorite hobbies were playing cards, going to the casinos and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Charles Catholic Church, the Rev. Stephen Blum officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, Lima.
Preferred memorials are to St. Charles Catholic Parish.