Marian Holthaus, 83

Marian Albers Holthaus, 83, of Wapakoneta, died 9:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Auglaize Acres.
She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Helen (Raterman) and Anthony Albers, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Norbert C. Holthaus, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, James (Violetta) Holthaus, of Wapakoneta, and Gary (Helen) Holthaus, of Wapakoneta; two step-grandchildren, Becky (Gary) Baldosser and Brenda (Rodney) Snavely; four step-great grandchildren, Scott, Darin, Nathan, and Kayla; a sister-in-law, Judy Albers, of Sidney.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth H. Albers.
A homemaker, Marian was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. She was a member of the Springbrook Dance Club, Lima, and enjoyed ballroom dancing and western square dancing at the plus level. She and Norb spent many winters in McAllen, Texas. They traveled extensively through out the world. A loving wife and mother, she helped Norb farm, and was a talented home decorator.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.
Contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund or Auglaize Acres Activity Fund.
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