Viola M. Roettger
  • Immanuel Unied Church of Christ
    Kettlersville, OH 45302
  • Wilson Home Health and Hospice
    915 W. Michigan St.
    Sidney, OH 45365

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Viola M. Roettger, 98, of 17088 Kettlersville Road, Botkins, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at 8:20 PM at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born May 27, 1914, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, to Edward H. and Caroline (Fledderjohann) Arnett. On September 8, 1940, she married Marvin F. Roettger at the United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, Ohio, and he preceded her in death.
She is also survived by a daughter, Carolyn (David) Jensvold of Kettlersville, a son, Dennis (Judy) Roettger of Port Clinton: grandchildren Jason (Holly) Jensvold, Piqua, Renee Roettger, Kettlersville, Jennifer (Alan) Byrd, Jackson Center, Rochelle Langdon, Elyria, great grandchildren, Christina, Tiffany and Joshua Street, Port Clinton, Audrey and Brooke Ann Byrd, Jackson Center, and Jacob and Luke Jensvold, Piqua, two sisters and one-brother-in law, Mary Rohrbaugh and Mildred and Stanley Jones, all of Wapakoneta.
Viola was a 1932 graduate of New Knoxville High School. After her marriage to Marvin they located in Kettlersville, and in 1947 they founded the business of Roettger Hardwood, Inc. Kettlersville Road, where she assisted her husband in the daily operations of the business. She served as President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors until the time of her death. She was an active member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Kettlersville, where she served as an officer of the Women's Guild, served as a Sunday School Teacher, and sang in the church choir. In the past, she had been a member of the Homemakers Club, Kettlersville, they were members of Wally Byam Caravan Club and the Kettlersville Senior Citizens. They spent their winters at their home in Bradenton, Florida and during the summer traveled with the Airstream Caravan Club.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and enjoyed being with family. She spent much time devoted to her lawn and beautiful flowers which were a joy to her. Viola was also an excellent cook.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Immanuel Church in Kettlersville, with Pastor Charles Moeller officiating. Burial will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the services on Sunday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Church Memorial Fund and or Wilson Home Health/Hospice, 915 West Michigan St., Sidney, Ohio 45365 Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com