- Local Guide
Viola M. Roettger, 98, 17088 Kettlersville Road, Botkins, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born May 27, 1914, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, to Caroline (Fledderjohann) and Edward H. Arnett. On Sept. 8, 1940, at the United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, she married Marvin F. Roettger, and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn (David) Jensvold, of Kettlersville; a son, Dennis (Judy) Roettger, of Port Clinton; four grandchildren, Jason (Holly) Jensvold, of Piqua, Renee Roettger, of Kettlersville, Jennifer (Alan) Byrd, of Jackson Center, and Rochelle Langdon, of Elyria; seven great-grandchildren, Christina Street, of Port Clinton, Tiffany Street, of Port Clinton, Joshua Street, of Port Clinton, Audrey Byrd, of Jackson Center, Brooke Ann Byrd, of Jackson Center, and Jacob Jensvold, of Piqua, and Luke Jensvold, of Piqua, and two sisters and one-brother-in law; Mary Rohrbaugh, of Wapakoneta, and Mildred (Stanley) Jones, of Wapakoneta.
Viola was a 1932 graduate of New Knoxville High School. After her marriage to Marvin they located in Kettlersville, and in 1947 they founded the business of Roettger Hardwood Inc., Kettlersville Road, where she assisted her husband in the daily operations of the business. She served as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors until the time of her death. She was an active member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kettlersville, where she served as an officer of the Womenâ€™s Guild, served as a Sunday school teacher, and sang in the church choir. In the past, she had been a member of the Homemakers Club, Kettlersville, they were members of Wally Byam Caravan Club and the Kettlersville Senior Citizens. They spent their winters at their home in Bradenton, Fla. and during the summer traveled with the Airstream Caravan Club.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and enjoyed being with family. She spent much time devoted to her lawn and beautiful flowers which were a joy to her. Viola was also an excellent cook.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Immanuel Church in Kettlersville, with the Rev. Charles Moeller officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the Immanuel Church Memorial Fund and or Wilson Home Health/Hospice, 915 West Michigan St., Sidney.
Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.
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