HOLGATE -- Ruth Esther Roehrs, 91, of Holgate, died Sunday night, August 11, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
Her Legacy... She was born October 25, 1921, to Adam and Mary (Hoellrich) Marshaus in Highland Township, Defiance. She graduated from Ayersville High School in 1940 and married Paul Hubert Roehrs on July 19, 1941, in St. John Lutheran parsonage in Defiance. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2007. Ruth was a homemaker and member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Defiance.
She is survived by nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Roehrs. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Adam and Walter Marshaus; and a brother-in-law, Curtis Roehrs.
Her Farewell Service... The celebration of Ruth's life was on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in St. Stephen Lutheran Cemetery, New Bavaria Road, Defiance.
Contributions can be made in Ruth's memory to St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Zachrich Funeral Home of Holgate. Please visit wwwZachrichFuneralHome.com to leave online condolences.