ESTHER ANNA DETTMER, 91 passed away with her family at her side on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation. She was born February 13, 1921 in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio to the late Harry and Emma (Schroeder) Meyer. She worked as a farmer’s wife in addition to working as a clerk at Lincoln National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank for 20 years. Ms. Dettmer enjoyed cross stitching and crocheting. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Surviving are children, Sedonna Ake of Poe, Galen Dettmer of Yoder, and Charlene (Steve) Branstrator of Ossian; sisters, Jeannette Gordon of Fort Wayne and Mary Vogel of Defiance, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kent Ake, Mark Dettmer, Donia Gerken, Darla Howard, Trena Shine, and Matthew Branstrator; and nine great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Elvis John Dettmer in 1975; brothers, Raymond and Harry Meyer; and sisters, Alberta Springer, Delores Vosz, and Joan Schwartz.
Funeral service was Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819 with visitation 1-hour prior. Visitation also Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN 46777. Burial in St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home or to St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery. Please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com to leave condolences.