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Monday, May 27, 2013 11:34 PM

Feb. 29, 1916-May 24, 2013


Gertrude M. Hempfling, 97, of Landeck, died at 3:43 p.m. Friday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Ottoville to John and Mary (Kieffer) Klima, who preceded her in death.

In 1939, she married Albert Freund, who died in 1946. She then married Oscar Hempfling in 1954, who died in 1992.

Survivors include three sons, James (Mary) Freund of Elida, Robert (Pat) Freund of Sidney and Steve (Cathy) Hempfling of Mariposa, Calif.; a daughter, Jane Freund of South Euclid; a stepson, Robert Hempfling of Coldwater; three stepdaughters, Alice (Walter) Schroeder of Columbus Grove, Angela Schroeder of Bluffton and Velma Kill of Wapak; two daughters-in-law, Lynda Seaman and Rosie Hempfling; and eight grandchildren, 23 stepgrandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Freund; a stepson, Ralph Hempfling; five brothers and five sisters; and a stepson-in-law, Melvin Schroeder.

Mrs. Hempfling was one of the first cooks at Landeck Elementary School, where she retired as head cook. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, and its CL of C Chapter 84. She was a very active member of the Eagles Aerie 471 Auxiliary, where she was a past president and very active member of the drill team. She was an avid card player, especially pinnacle and euchre. She enjoyed reading and was an excellent cook.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to St. John’s School or the church.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:13 AM

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