LEIPSIC -- Sylvia R. Schroeder Niese, 80, of Leipsic, died at 2:55 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born December 5, 1932, in Glandorf to the late Adolph and Adeline (Kreinbrink) Kleman. On May 6, 1953, she married Albert T. Schroeder. He died October 14, 1992. She then married Victor Niese on September 23, 1995. He died May 24, 2002.
Surviving are nine children, Janice Schroeder of Leipsic, Karl (Alice) Schroeder of Chandler, Ariz., Charlene Franz of Carey, Mary Ann (Richard) Berg of Deshler, Kenneth (Barb) Schroeder of Gilbert, Ariz., Dale (Teresa) Schroeder of Defiance, Marilyn (John) Siefker of Ottawa, Jane (David) Berg of Lima and Randy (Teresa) Schroeder of Tiffin; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Marlene) Kleman of Glandorf; two sisters, Dorothy Riepenhoff of Miller City and Jeanette (Bill) Gluss of Hamler; and a sister-in-law, Hilda Kleman of Fort Jennings.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Kleman and James Kleman; and two sisters, Leona Kleman and Odelia Kleman.
Sylvia retired from Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa, in 1995. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic, and its Altar Rosary and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a member of the Leipsic American Legion Auxiliary, prayed the rosary daily, enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing euchre, and being with family and friends. She was a volunteer at Putnam Acres and the Meadows of Leipsic, and assisted at community events and weddings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic, with the Most Reverend Father George Wenzinger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 2, from 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 2-8 p.m. at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, where a CL of C rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed to www.lovefuneralhome.com.