KalidaLoretta A. Vorst, 95, died at 9 a.m. Sept. 24, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.She was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Putnam County to Henry and Christine Hellman Brinkman, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 7, 1953, she married Arnold N. Vorst, who died Aug. 24, 1998.Mrs. Vorst was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and Altar Rosary. She was an avid card player and dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren and other family members.Survivors include five children, Joan (Gerald) Kaufman, of Ottawa, James (Jo Ann) Vorst, of West Lafayette, Ind., Rita Fensel, of Parma, William (Sheryl) Vorst, of Lebanon, and Lois (Robert) Johnson, of Perrysburg; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and a foster sister, Eileen (Lou) Schimmoeller, of Fort Jennings.She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kurt Fensel; a sister, Marie German; and a brother, Ralph Brinkman.Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida. Father Mark Hoying will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call fom 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Hetmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where the CLC and Altar Rosary will have a service at 7 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or the charity of the donor's choice.Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Loretta A. Vorst