Ruth J. Bostelman, 92 of Findlay, Ohio and formerly of Holgate, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, Ohio.
Born on January 6, 1919 in Henry County to the late William R. and Clara B. (Rettig) Knipp. On October 22, 1938 she married Ralph F. Bostelman and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1999.
She was a member of St .John Lutheran Church in Holgate, a member of the church's Ladies Aid, Mission Society and enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting and spending time with her family. She was employed at the Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon for 22 years.
Mrs. Bostelman is survived by five daughters, Nancy (Robert) Zellers of Findlay, Sue (Jim) Motter of Bryan, Jean (Tom) Koppenhofer of Defiance, Pamela (Don) Patterson of Findlay and Debra (Richard) Polanshek of Morris, IL; brothers, Leroy
(Sarabelle) Knipp of Defiance; sister in-law Carmen Knipp of Holgate; 15 grandchildren and 6 step grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 8 step great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Jeanne Knipp and Wilma Horstman and brothers Orrin, Claire, Labon and Ross Knipp.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Snyder Funeral Home in Holgate, and on Friday from 10:00A.M. to 11:00A.M. at the church. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Holgate, the Rev. Theodore Rellstab, officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorials suggested to St. John Lutheran Church, Bridge Home Health & Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or to a donor's preferred charity. www.snyderfuneralhome.net