Ellen Huckriede, 87

Ellen Edna Schierholt Huckriede, 87, of St. Marys, , died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Otterbein Retirement Community on Grand Lake St. Marys.
She was born July 17, 1925, in New Bremen, the daughter of Emma (Heitman) and Frank Schierholt, who preceded her in death. She was married to Earl Huckriede on Dec. 12, 1944, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.
She is survived by three daughters; Connie (Don) Burgess, of St. Marys, Jennifer (Stephen) Hays, of Celina, and Christine (Ken) Koverman, of St. Marys; a sister, Melba Idle, in Wapakoneta; six grandchildren, Laura Hays (Mike) Sursi, of Mooresville, N.C., Luke (Karyn) Hays, of Cornelius, N.C., Ryan (Amy) Burgess, of Columbus, Kevin (Kasie) Burgess, of Chagrin Falls, Angela (Shane) McCollum, of St. Marys, and John Koverman, of Columbus; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, who passed away March 15, 2011; her parents; twin sister Helen Schierholt; two sisters Carmine Schaefer and Edna Nieter; and two brothers,, Willis Schierholt and Dennis Schierholt.
She graduated from New Bremen High School in 1943. She retired from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital after 21 years in patient accounts. She was a very active member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.
Her pastimes included reading and doing puzzles. She enjoyed boating, fishing and camping in Michigan. Ellen was an avid basketball fan, especially Ohio State. She took tremendous pleasure and special interest in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Earl enjoyed traveling all over the country and abroad to Germany.
Friends may call at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and one hour before the funeral service starting at 9:30 a.m.
Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys on Friday, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Graveside services will be in New Bremen at the German Protestant Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys or Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys.
Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.