Elmer H. Will, 88, of New Bremen, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at 5:39 a.m. at the St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, in Lima.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1923 in Carthagena. He is the son of Ida F. (Kaup) and Ferd D. Will.
On Aug. 29, 1953 he married Lela J. Bauer, who survives in Minster.
Also surviving is his daughter Peggy (Mark) Kitzmiller, of New Bremen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, in New Bremen, with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will be in the German Protestant Cemetery near New Bremen.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or to the St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice, Lima.