Marie E. Will

  • Born: March 14, 1927
  • Died: December 19, 2017
  • Location: New Bremen, Ohio

Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home

225 W. Monroe Street
New Bremen, OH 45869

Tel. (419) 629-2147

Tribute & Message From The Family

MARIE E. WILL age 90
Of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 9:42 P.M. at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She was born on March 14, 1927 in Maria Stein, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Voskuhl) Heitkamp. On April 7, 1948, she married Louis R. Will, and he died on September 11, 1990. Surviving are her two sons and their wives; Gene and Betty Will of Minster, Nick and Peg Will of Columbus, a daughter and her husband Cindy and Bill Young of New Bremen, and a daughter-in-law Connie Will of New Bremen, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and her brother and sister-in-law Ivo and Wilma Heitkamp of Philothia, a brother Frank Heitkamp of Minster, her in-laws; Pat Heitkamp of Versailles, Mart Heitkamp of Maria Stein, Theresa Will of New Bremen, Doris Will, and LeRoy and Linda Will all of Ft. Wayne, IN. Along with her parents and husband, Marie was preceded in death by a son Michael Will, her siblings and their spouses; Arnold Heitkamp, Adella and Carl Golden, Linus Heitkamp, Elsie and Jack Conner, Rosella Heitkamp, Delores and Bill Munch, Thomas Heitkamp, and her in-laws; Joyce Heitkamp, Elmer and Lela Will, Wilbert Will, and Donald Will.

Marie was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen where she was involved in the St. Ann Alter Sodality. She attended St. John's High School in Maria Stein. She had been a New Bremen High School Band Mother, she enjoyed doing crafts, gardening, and was a member of the Friends of the New Bremen Library. She had been on the hospitality staff at Crown Equipment Corp. of New Bremen for 19 years, and she also enjoyed her many years spent at the New Bremen Library both as an employee and as a volunteer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Dorn, officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and from 9:00 until 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday at the church. The Rosary will then be prayed at 10:00 A.M. Memorial contributions in memory of Marie can be made to the Friends of the New Bremen Library, or to Grand Lake Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen, and condolences to the Will family can be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal


Was consistently impressed by your mother's energy level. She was capable of working circles around folks half her age.
She was accepting of her vision loss-seemingly recognizing
the futility of complaining.
She devoted many hours to the appearance of and improvement to the
New Bremen library for which she deserves community recognition.
May God bless her.

Posted by Marilyn Mackey - New Bremen, OH - Coworker   December 25, 2017

We are sorry for the passing of your Mother, Marie Will. Although we can't come to the funeral Mass on Wednesday, we will remember her in our 11:00 Mass here at Salem Heights.I

Posted by Laura Will - Dayton, OH - Family   December 25, 2017


Gene & Betty & the entire Will family:
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the memories of your mother give you peace & comfort in the days & weeks ahead.
John & Phyllis Topp Palmer

Posted by Phyllis Palmer - New Bremen, OH - Friend   December 24, 2017

The Will family is our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathy to you and yours. Jim and Karen Scheer

Posted by Jim and Karen Scheer - Celina, OH - Friend   December 22, 2017