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Marta  K. Hoelscher
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  • The Community Aid Fund of St. Paul U.C.C.
    119 N. Frankiln Street
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“I am deeply sorry to hear the loss of Marta. May you find comfort knowing that God is near to those that are broken at heart and those crushed and...Read More »
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“May God be with the family and give you peace. ”
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“Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. I will miss her too.Much love, Deb & Jay ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Rainey - Gardner, MA - Family

“Sorry to read of this. I was thinking of the Hoelschers just the other day. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Schwartz - Neighbor

“I grew up on the same block as Marta, her sister Janet, and her Parents, so she is part of my good childhood memories. I am so sorry to lose such a...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne Maxson - Zionsville, IN

“I am sorry to hear of Marta passing. I always appreciated all her help with planning our class reunions and keeping our classmates informed of class...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa Bertke - Saint Marys, OH

“I am saddened to know Marta has passed. As a teacher,she was a person whom I remember well. Always an avid reader, always articulate, constantly...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Fred Fryberger - Vermilion, OH

“Very saddened to hear of Marta's passing. My condolences to her family. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: David Sommer - Botkins, OH

“I just saw that Marta passed, I had no idea! I am so saddened to see that she's gone. Marta and I worked together for a time in St Marys and she...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Frey - New Bremen, OH

“My deepest sympathy to Marta's family and friends! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! RIP Marta, I will always cherish the memories that I...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Tambra Kimmel - Celina, OH

“Matt, Jon, and Family,David and I are sadden about the passing of Marta. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Matt and Jon, we...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: David and Susie Sweany - TN

“To Ann, Janet, Marta's sons & other family... Our deepest sympathy & heartfelt sadness for you all. We have such fond memories of you all during our...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jane & Dave Wyen - Rio Vista, CA

“My sympathy goes out to Ann, Matthew, Jon, Janet and families. Marta's suffering has ended. May God hold you in His arms and give you Peace during...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Gary Wehmeyer - Bellefontaine, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to your family. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Barlage - New Bremen, OH

“To a very sweet kind lady,who was a dear friend. Fly high Marta, may you rest in peace. To the family so sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa Laber - Ironton, OH

“I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Deb Fark Barhorst - Friend


of New Bremen, died on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:15 A.M. at the Roselawn Manor of Spencerville, after an extended illness. She was born on March 1, 1962, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Don B. Hoelscher, and Anna Louise (Schmidt) Hoelscher who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are her sons Matthew (Lauren) Dennings of Redlands, California, and Jon (Rachel) Dennings of Blacklick, Ohio, four granddaughters, Marilyn, Emma, Ava, and Leah, a sister Janet (Rex) Katterheinrich of Wapakoneta, and a nephew Alex Fisher.

Marta was an active member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where she was involved in the Worship Team, the Discipleship Team, the Chancel Choir and was also the Webmaster of the church's website. For many years Marta chaired the St. Mary's Chili Supper as well as serving on a variety of civic and educational boards. An avid reader, Marta developed a faithful online following for her book reviews and suggestions. She was a 1980 graduate of New Bremen High School and attended both Bowling Green and Wright State University, and for many years she worked at the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.

A Celebration of Life Service to honor her life will be held on September 28, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with Rev. Becky Erb Strang and Pastor Dee Schroer officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery near New Knoxville at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church, and after the services when a time of dessert and visitation will be held in the assembly room at the church. Memorial contributions in memory of Marta can be made to the St. Paul Church Community Aid Fund. Condolences to the Hoelscher and Dennings families can be left online at