Auglaize County Death Records
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Mar 13, 2017
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St. Marys Evening Leader, Mar 16, 2017
Eileen M. Fledderjohann, 92, of Westfield, Ind., formerly of New Knoxville, died at 6:20 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Carmel St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Ind.
She was born on May 29, 1924, in rural Shelby County near Kettlersville, a daughter of Frank and Alma Fosnight, and they preceded her in death.
On March 16, 1947, she married Ralph Fledderjohann, who preceded her in death in 2006.
She is survived by four sons, Dennis (Liz) Fledderjohann of Evanston, Ill., Darrell (Sandy) Fledderjohann of Colorado Springs, Colo., Daniel (Sandy) Fledderjohann of Carmel, Ind., and Doyle (Julie) Fledderjohann of Celina; one daughter, Doris (Mike) Alderink of Westfield, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Margaret Pinney of Toccoa, Ga.; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helen Wellman, and brother-in-law, Myron Fledderjohann, both of New Knoxville.
She was preceded in death by her son, David; her brothers, Homer and Ralph Fosnight; her sister, Eloise Pulfer; and her "adopted" son, Dee Pinney.
Eileen was a resident of New Knoxville until 2005 when she and Ralph relocated to be near their daughter in Westfield, Ind. In addition to raising six children with her husband, she worked as a cook at New Knoxville School and for 10 years as a host at Chick-fil-a in Westfield, Ind.
She was a member at Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen for more than 50 years and later at First Baptist Church in Westfield, Ind.
Family visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen. A service of celebration and honor will follow the visitation time at noon with the Rev. Trent Fledderjohann officiating. Burial will follow in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery west of New Knoxville.
There will also be a celebration/memorial open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for her Indiana friends at her residence, 2303 Emerald Pines Lane, Westfield, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the youth ministry of Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen, the Great Commission Fund of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs, Colo., or the New Knoxville Historical Society, New Knoxville.