Lorena Arps


HOLGATE -- Lorena A. Arps, 76, of Holgate, Ohio, died peacefully on Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born July 12, 1936, in Deshler, Ohio, to the late Ernest and Wilhelmina (Behrman) Hoops. On October 6, 1956, she married Norbert Arps at St. John Lutheran Church, Deshler, who preceded her in death on May 9, 2003.

Lorena worked in the office at Sherwin Williams, Deshler, for over 25 years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler, and Low German Club. She was a also a homemaker, caregiver, and assisted her husband on their dairy farm for many years. She loved to garden and work in her flower beds and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Jan (Kent) Sonnenberg of Holgate, Diane (David) Ragless of Van Buren, Robert Arps of Holgate, and Pamela (Karl) Klein of Napoleon; grandchildren, Elaine, Ted (Kari), and Darla Sonnenberg, Kevin Ragless, and Andrea, Caroline, and John Klein; and sister, Pauline (Vernon) VonDeylen of Bloomington, Minn.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Eldor and Marvin Hoops; and sister, Martha Mittermaier.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, and Monday from 10-11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

Online condolences may be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.

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