Norma J. Etgen

September 1, 1946 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 75)


Norma J. Etgen, 75, of Wapakoneta passed away at 9:46 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022 at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s, Lima.

She was born on September 1, 1946 in Coldwater, OH to Arnold & Marcella (Willenborg) Klenke who preceded her in death.  On December 29, 2000 she married James “Jim” Etgen and he passed away on April 19, 2022.

She is also survived by 3 children Kimberly Evans of Hagerstown, MD, Robert (Cherie) Gehle Jr. of Hamilton Square, NJ, Timothy (Jill) Etgen of Wapakoneta; 6 grandchildren Kierstin Gehle, Drew Gehle, Ty (Heather) Etgen, Joel (Andrea) Etgen, Bryant McClain, Kristy (Tyler) Varno; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers James Klenke of Grove City, Rick Klenke of GA, Roger (Lisa) Klenke of Coldwater, John (Linda) Klenke of Coldwater; 2 sisters Cindy (Dave) Dorsten of Montezuma, Donna Post of Wendelin; a sister-in-law Becky Klenke and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Tiffany Etgen; a brother Robert “Weaser” Klenke; a brother-in-law Dennis Post; 2 sisters-in-law Brenda Klenke, Beverly Klenke.

Norma was a 1965 graduate of Coldwater High School.  She retired from Fanning Howey, Celina as an architectural administrator.  She was a member of the Moose 388, V.F.W. Post 6772 and St. Patrick Catholic Church.  She enjoyed knitting, fishing, boating, going to NASCAR races and going to flea market sales.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church 6959 Glynwood Rd., St. Marys with Rev. Alexander Witt officiating.  Family and friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta and one hour prior to the Mass at church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Patrick Catholic Church.

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May 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services
615 N. Dixie Hwy.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Mass of Christian Burial
May 5, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church (Glynwood Rd, St. Marys)

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