Vera Maxine Breitigam, age 87 of Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 24, 2010 at Auglaize Acres. She was born August 28, 1922 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of Carl and Ida Lucille Shroyer Walti. Both parents are deceased. On October 11, 1942 she married Emmett Eugene Breitigam, Jr. who died May 19, 2006.
Mrs. Breitigam was a homemaker and had worked on the farm for many years. She enjoyed cooking and having cook outs with her family. She cherished her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and treasured time spent with them. She was an avid sports fan particularly liking Nascar and basketball.
Survivors include 4 sons – Gary (Bev) Breitigam of Lima; Daniel (Jean) Breitigam of Wapakoneta; James (Pam) Breitigam of St. Henry; Ed (Jane) Breitigam of Wapakoneta; 2 daughters – Patricia (Larry) Horn of Waynesfield; Dianne (Robert) Motter of Harrod; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 brothers – Robert E. (Peg) Walti of Waynesfield; George F. (Charlene) Walti of Lima; 3 sisters – Flossie Randall of Logan, Ohio; Pauline Randall of Wapakoneta; Wilma Randall of Waynesfield, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son – Dennis G. Breitigam who died June 16, 2008; a great grandson – Luke Coder; 2 sisters – Betty J. Walti Neuenschwander; and Marjorie Weidel.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Bayliff & Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernest Plemmons will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or Auglaize Acres Nursing Home.
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm