Ida Catherine Lengerich Counts, age 86 of Lima, died at 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2015 in Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta; surrounded by her grandchildren and son. She was born November 14, 1929 to the late Lawrence and Caroline Sigel Lengerich of Sidney. On July 27, 1948 she married Donald E. Counts, Sr., who died August 2, 1999.
Mrs. Counts was a housewife and retired from Decker’s Restaurant of Cridersville in 1973. She also worked for 3 Wollen Mills and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She loved her family with all her heart.
She is survived by a son – Perry L. Counts of Lima; 3 granddaughters – Kristy Wolfert, Jodi Foster, Jamie Declercq; a grandson – Bo Michael Counts; 8 great grandchildren – Ava, Isaiha, Brianna Wolfert; Bailey, Marquis, Isaiah, Shawn, Jr.; Josie and J.J.; a great great grandson – Braylen.
She was preceded in death by a son – Donald E. Counts, Jr. who died August 20, 2006; 5 sisters – Erma Roades; Dorothy Condon, Rita Hausman, Mildred Anderson, Virginia Miller; 2 brothers – Harold Lengerich and Marvin Lengerich.
No public visitation or services are planned. Her cremated remains will be entombed in Gethsemani Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.