Dec. 27, 1919-Jan. 22, 2013
Alvera P. Sakemiller, 93, a long-time resident of Columbus Grove, died on Tuesday at Shawnee Manor in Lima after complications from surgery.
She was born Dec. 27, 1919 at home in Rushmore to Joseph and Dorothy Bauman.
On Feb. 8, 1938, she married Dale W. Sakemiller who passed away on Jan. 9, 2007.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Nancy) Sakemiller of Delphos and Craig (Linda) Sakemiller of Elida; two grandsons, Scott (Lisa) Sakemiller of Lima and Ryan (Samantha) Sakemiller of Cincinnati; and five great-grandsons, Nick, Will, Austin, Andrew and Connor Sakemiller; and a brother, Albert Bauman of Fort Wayne.
Five sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sakemiller was a hardworking homemaker, loving wife, and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a great sense of humor and a smile that could light up a room.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Pastor Kent Wilson officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Ottawa River Cemetery, Rimer.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the Memorial Service Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church on Brower Road in Lima or St. Rita’s Hospice.
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