November 8, 1924 - August 10, 2020
Norma Marie Hogrefe, 95, of Archbold, Ohio passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was born in Defiance, Ohio on November 8, 1924 to Herman and Dorothy (Behnfeldt) Gerken. She married Harvey Hogrefe on January 21, 1945 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Freedom Township. Norma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and serving on the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Norma is known for her baking, especially her pies. She had a green thumb and could make anything grow in her garden, including nursing any plant back to health. Norma loved children and baby sat for many working mothers over the years, but she especially loved to spend time with her own grandchildren and great grandchildren. Norma enjoyed Polka Music and would enjoy taking the grandchildren polka dancing. Norma is survived by her children, Sue Ann Holmes and James Allen ( Sally) Hogrefe; grandchildren, David Norden, Dawn (David) Hutcheson; Danielle (David) Figley; Douglas (Robin) Norden; Michelle (Barry) Wachtman; Rachel (Dan) Plassman and Christopher (Kristen) Hogrefe; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Arlene) Gerken; sister, Arlene Roos and sister-in-law, Arlene Gerken. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; great grandson, Blake Wachtman; brothers, Donald (Norma) Gerken and Wilfred; and brother-in-law, Jim Roos. Friends and family will be received at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners, with an hour of viewing prior to services. Interment will follow a Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made the Ridgeville Fire Department or the Restoration Fund for the rebuilding of Congregational Church. Online messages and condolences may be shared with the family at rodenbergergray.com. Due to the current health conditions surrounding COVID-19, masks will be required to attend services or visitation in accordance with the State. Please also respect social distancing and make use of the website to contact the family if you are not feeling well.
Norma Marie Hogrefe, 95, of Archbold, Ohio passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was born in Defiance, Ohio on November 8, 1924 to Herman and Dorothy (Behnfeldt) Gerken. She married Harvey Hogrefe on January 21, 1945 at St. John’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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