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Luella  M. Poppe
  • The family requests that contributions be made to the Sunday School Program at;
  • St. Paul United Church of Christ
    115 N. Franklin St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • Auglaize Acres
    13093 Infirmary Rd.
    Wapakoneta, OH 45895

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“You have our deepest sympathy! You will all be in our thoughts and prayers! You took such wonderful care of Luella! Cherish all of the wonderful...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Frankenberg Family - New Bremen, OH

“So sorry to hear about Luella. We were there one day with Charlotte, and we found a hour old kitten with the cord still attached. Luella got towels,...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lynn and Kathie Crites - Lima, OH

“Losing a loved one is never easy. May the love of God and friends give your family solace and peace during your time of great sorrow. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Our church and Women's Group have been missing your Mother for the past number of years. We always enjoyed her enthusiasm and friendly attitude. ...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bev Plattner - New Bremen, OH

“Sheila, prayers for comfort and peace. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Wanner - Cousin

“Carol, Debbie and David: I am sorry for your loss. Was thinking about her the other day and wondering how she was. Your mom and dad were special...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Linda (Kempfer) Gephart - OH

Of New Bremen, OH, died on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:48 P.M. at the Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta, OH. She was born on June 11, 1927 near Uniopolis, OH. She was the daughter of Lafayette E. and Vaude E. (Edminston) Gierhart. On June 22, 1946 she married William J. Poppe who died on February 12, 2005. Survivors include her children; Carol (Andrew Beckerman) Poppe of North Benington, VT., Debra (Lance) Lear and David (Sheila) Poppe, both of New Bremen and her grandchildren; Lauren Beckerman of VT., Kayla Lear, Elaine Poppe, Andrew Poppe and Thomas Poppe, all of New Bremen. Luella was the last of her family, preceded in death by her brothers Carl, Earl, Robert, Ralph, Donald and Harold Gierhart and her sisters Hazel Weber and Ruth Gierhart.

Mrs. Poppe was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen where she had been a Sunday School Teacher for over 52 years. She was a 1945 graduate of the former Blume High School in Wapakoneta. She was a homemaker, worked with her husband on the family farm and was a sample food demonstrator at various grocery stores in the area, including Wagner's IGA and Kroger's.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 until 7 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church. Contributions in memory of Luella may be made to the St. Paul Church Sunday School Program or to the Auglaize Acres. The family would like to thank the numerous church friends for the many cards and well wishes over the past few years and a special thanks to the caregivers at the Auglaize Acres, especially Judy Westerbeck and Sheryl Thatcher. Condolences to the Poppe family may be left at