Irma 'Omi' Weirauch

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NAPOLEON -- Irma "Omi" Weirauch, 85, departed to her heavenly home on January 3, 2014, surrounded by her family that she loved and lived for.

She was born January 31, 1928, in Nurnberg, Germany, to the late Hans and Marie Kipfmuller. In 1946, she became engaged to Fred "Fritz" Weirauch and arrived in America on Memorial Day 1947, via the first plane of "War Fiances" to land post-war in New York, making her way to Liberty Center, where on August 10, 1947, she married Fritz at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Wauseon, Ohio. She was active in the Tri-State German Club. Irma briefly worked outside of the home, but her true calling and love was that of wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Irma "Omi" was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Fritz, who passed away in July 2012. She was also preceded in death by daughter, Linda Bockelman in 1984.

Irma is survived by her daughter, Lil Mizer of Napoleon; six grandchildren, Terri (Rob) Myers, Amy Cramer, Tim Bockelman, Todd (Leeann) Bockelman, Jason Seiler and Jeff Bockelman; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to visit from 2-8 p.m. today, January 7, 2014, at Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home in Napoleon, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Ohio, with burial to follow at Riverview Memory Gardens, rural Defiance, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Youth House, St. Paul Lutheran School tuition assistance fund or the donor's choice. All are invited to sign the guest book at www.snyderweschefuneralhome.com.

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