May 17, 2017

CARL E. ROEDIGER


CARL E. ROEDIGER age 83

Of New Bremen, died on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9:45 P.M. at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices of Cridersville, Ohio.  He was born on October 27, 1933 in New Knoxville, the son of the late Elmer W.  and Geraldine E. (Fledderjohann) Roediger.  On November 23, 1956, he married Melba J. Weed, and she died on March 17, 1998.  Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law Doug (Michelle) Roediger of Wapakoneta, a granddaughter Morgan Roediger, two grandsons Joel and Matthew Roediger, all of Wapakoneta, and a brother and sister-in-law Gene (Grace) Roediger of New Bremen.  Along with his wife and parents, Carl was preceded in death by a son Greg Roediger, and two grandsons Ben and John Roediger. 

Carl was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.  He was a 1951 graduate of New Bremen High School.  He had served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the New Bremen American Legion Post 241.  He also served his community as a member of the New Bremen Emergency Squad.  He was a charter member of the New Bremen Historic Association, and had served as the President of the organization.  Carl enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, and helping with construction projects.  He loved to golf, play cards with his friends, and travel, especially to Germany where he had visited many times.  He also loved to follow his grandchildren in their various school and sports activities.  Carl had worked for the former STAMCO of New Bremen where he was a Design Engineer for 42 years before his retirement in 1998.

Funeral Services will be held at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.  Interment will follow at the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery of New Knoxville.  Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M., and on Monday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions in memory of Carl can be made to the New Bremen Historic Association, or to the Auglaize County Cancer Association.  Condolences to the Roediger family can be left online at gilberghartwigfh.com. 


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