Eulalia J. â??Lollieâ?ť Gerschutz, 96, died at 11:40 a.m. May 23, 2013, at Putnam Heritage, Ottawa.
She was born Feb. 11, 1917, in Cloverdale to the late Herman and Elizabeth Wolke Horstman. On July 19, 1941, she married Virgil A. Gerschutz, and he died July 5, 1999.
She is survived by 15 children, Marvell (Jim) Buddelmeyer, of Glandorf, Marlyn Clark, of Holgate, Judy Rosengarten, of Ottawa, Linda (Gary) Ellerbrock, of New Cleveland, Theresa (Dr. Grover) Johnson, of Vancleave, Miss., Bonnie (Dan) Inkrott, of Ottawa, Donna (Larry) Amos, of Toledo, Larry (Peg) Gerschutz, of Miller City, Ed (Rose Ann) Gerschutz, of Miller City, Cletus (Mary) Gerschutz, of New Bavaria, Kathy (Jeff) Lammers, of Ottawa, Karl (Teresa) Gerschutz, of Tucson, Ariz., Raymond (Shirley) Gerschutz, of Miller City, Norm (Becky) Gerschutz, of Ottawa, and Elaine (Dr. Tony) Rump, of Ottawa; 53 grandchildren; 5 stepgrandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren and two more on the way; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild on the way; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a grandchild; a great-grandchild; seven brothers, Harry, Herman, Reynold, Ben, Fred, Al and Andy Horstman; and two sisters, Mary Rhine and Angela Wannemacher Bendele; and two sons-in-law, Butch Clark and Ken Rosengarten.
Eulalia was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, and its Rosary Altar Society.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria. Father Stephen Stanbery will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where there a Scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.
Memorials can be made to Putnam County Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com.
Eulalia J. â??Lollieâ?ť Gerschutz