- Local Guide
Orin J. Roettger, 89, St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1923, in New Bremen, the son of Clarence and Luetta (Dammeyer) Roettger, who preceded him in death.
On Oct. 3, 1942, he married Lois Boroff, and they were married for 69 years. She survives at the residence.
He is also survived by four daughters, Donna (Rick) Moon, St. Marys, Judy (George) Sheipline, St. Marys, Carol (Tom) Baeumel, Wapakoneta and Emma (Dennis) Metzger, St. Marys; a son Rodney (Kelli) Roettger, Wapakoneta; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
He is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jeni Roettger; a great-granddaughter, Amber Williams; brother Norb Roettger; and four sisters, Marie Neuman, Lucille Rumpff, Catherine Dingledine and La Verta Joyce.
Orin served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy in the 10th infantry mountaineer division. He was a radio telephone operator. He retired from the St. Marys Foundry after 46 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved the small farm they lived on, raising a variety of animals.
He was a member of the St. Marys Church of Nazarene.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, 1175 E. Greenville Road, St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Bill A. Drummond, officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in St. Marys.
Military honors will be provided by the St. Marys VFW.
Memorial contribution can be made to the St. Marys VFW Color Guard.