Ottoville – Edward Luersman, 88, of Ottoville, died 10:15 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 30, 1926 in Delphos to the late John H. and Clara (Wrasman) Luersman. On August 9, 1950 he married Helen Verhoff who survives in Ottoville.
He is survived by 13 children: Ginnie ( Don) Riepenhoff, Margie (Ken) Hanneman both of Glandorf, Janet (Ted) Siebeneck of Doylestown, OH, Ruth (Eugene) Siefker of Columbus Grove, Ralph (Sue) Luersman of Ft. Jennings, Sharon (Craig) Verhoff of Ottawa, Alice Luersman of Ottoville, Paul (Karen) Luersman of Cloverdale, Geri (Dennis) Brubaker of Hamler, Carl (Dee) Luersman of Cloverdale, Armella (Todd) Menke of Lima, Carolyn (Todd) Etter of Cloverdale, and Marlene (Mark) Kahle of Kalida; 43 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one brother: Lawrence (Veronica) Luersman of Delphos; and 1 sister-in-law Mildred Luersman of Delphos. He was also preceded in death by his 3 brothers: Joseph, Herman and Arnold Luersman; and his 1 sister Mary Ann Noonan.
Edward was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Ottoville and Delphos Knights of Columbus, where he was a Past Grand Knight (1949-1950) and wrote early morning recollections for monthly Knights of Columbus newsletters. He was a member of the National Rural Life Conference, Board member of Rural Life of Toledo Diocese and Ohio Rural Life, and a member of the National Farmer Organization. He was also an Army veteran of WWII.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Father Jerome Schetter officiating, burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Ottoville VFW. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE -HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a Knights of Columbus rosary will be Monday at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam Home Health and Hospice and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com