May 17, 2013
Dorothy M. Kroeger, 100, died 12:58 p.m. May 17, 2013, at Putnam Heritage, Ottawa.
She was born April 12, 1913, in Delphos to the late Frank G. and Theresa Krebs Metzger. On May 8, 1937, she married, Arthur O. Kroeger, and he died May 21, 1984.
Survivors include her children, Gary (Ruthann) Kroeger, of Estero, Fla., and Linda (Ronald) Ellerbrock, of Ottawa; and nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Hyacinth Hofstetter, Delphine Edwards, Eugene H. Metzger, Rudolph Metzger, Paul Metzger and Leonard Metzger.
Dorothy co-owned, with her husband, the former Bell Hardware, Lima. She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottaw, and its Rosary Alter Society.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. Father Matt Jozefiak will officiate. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Landeck.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a Scripture service will begin at 7:50 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Putnam County Hospice or SS. Peter & Paul Education Foundation.
Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com.