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Monday, June 03, 2013 8:42 PM


June 9, 1935

June 3, 2013

Bernard A. Averesch, 77, of Kalida died 4:30 a.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born June 9, 1935, in Cloverdale to Bernard and Anna (Wolke) Averesch, who preceded him in death. On June 20, 1959, he married Mary Jane Niemeyer, who survives in Kalida.

Also surviving are his eight children, Marlene (Phil) Griffith of Ottawa, Lynda (Glen) Fortman, Diane (Jeff) Schroeder, Kathy (Gerry) Vorst, Michele (Dean) Niese, Deb (Jeff) Sheaks and Eric (Brenda Delarber) Averesch of Kalida and Lisa (Dirk) Rummel of Lima; 21 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond (Dorothy) Averesch of Kalida and Ralph (Judy) Averesch of Ottoville; and a sister-in-law: Sandy Averesch of Landeck. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Raymond Averesch; three brothers, Wilfred, Gerald and Harold Averesch; and two sisters, Angeline Erhart and Carmelita Schnipke.

Mr. Averesch retired from Philips Display Components, Ottawa, after 42 years. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, and its Holy Name Society. He was a member of Kalida Knights of Columbus and the Kalida Fish and Game. He served in the National Guard.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursdayat St. Michael Catholic Church, the Rev. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where there will be a Holy Name and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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