- Local Guide
Dolores G. VanDeMark, 88, of New Bremen, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on March 3, 1926, in St. Rose, the daughter of the late Clemence and Cecilia (Heyne) Kunk.
On Oct. 7, 1950, she married Jacob Newton VanDeMark in Osgood, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2005.
Surviving are their children Carol and John Turner of New Bremen; John and Donna VanDeMark of New Albany, Ind.; Connie and John Thomas of Reynoldsburg; Joyce and Tony Lambert of Sidney; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother Leo and Pauline Kunk of Tucson, Ariz.; and a sister, Luella Klenke of New Bremen.
Also preceding her in death were her siblings, Ray Kunk, Rich Kunk, Ed Kunk, Katharine Prenger, and Mary Ann Oehrtman.
Dolores was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, where she served in many different ministries. She was an active member of the New Bremen Senior Citizens, where she served as president, and held numerous other offices. Dolores filled her days walking, playing cards, and participating in various senior citizen activities. She treasured the time she spent with her family and friends, especially traveling to the family cottage on Indian Lake. She retired in 1988 from Crown Equipment Corporation of New Bremen.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating.
Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, at which time the rosary will be prayed.
Condolences to the VanDeMark family may be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.