Ludema Wildermuth, age 93, of Botkins, Ohio passed away at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the Landings of Sidney.
She was born in Hardin County Ohio, a daughter of the late Bert and Chloe (Cozad) Bennett.
On January 20, 1945, she married Vernon L. W. “Vernie” Wildermuth and he preceded her in death April 26, 2013. She was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Wildermuth; four sisters: Margaret “Peggy” Bush, Cecil Bennett, Dixie Rittenhouse, Bernice Bennett and four brothers, Everett Bennett, Verl “Tony” Bennett, James Bennett, and Richard Bennett.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Barbara) Wildermuth of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two daughters, Mickie (Doug) McGowan of Botkins and Sandra (Byron) Faler of Wapakoneta; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ludema graduated from Huntsville High School and worked in the cafeteria at Copeland’s in Sidney. She was also the owner and operator of Wildermuth Apple Orchard and had dairy cattle. She was an active member of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She also enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Pastor David Sanders will officiate the funeral service Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, Ohio where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be at the New Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jacob Lutheran Church 18280 Pasco-Montra Rd. Jackson Center, OH 45334 or: Daycity Hospice 8039 Washington Village Dr. Suite 110 Dayton, OH 45458
The Wildermuth family wishes to express their thanks for the wonderful care Ludema received from the staff at The Landings of Sidney and from Daycity Hopsice.
Please be symptom free and consider wearing a face covering if attending the services.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center is honored to serve the Wildermuth family.