Bertha C. (Schwaderer) Langjahr, 96, lifelong resident of New Washington, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Galion Pointe Nursing Home.
Bertha was a 1934 graduate of New Washington High School, worked at Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, and the New Washington Egg Auction. She was a lifelong, faithful and active member of St. John's Lutheran Church, New Washington, where she taught Sunday School for more than 50 years. She was also a past church secretary, treasurer and historian, and she was instrumental in the publishing of the "150 Years (1834-1984) of St. John's History" book. In addition, she was active with the Junior Mission Band, St. John's American Lutheran Church Women, Library Board and the New Washington Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ivan Langjahr; three daughters, Roxann (Ken) Cramer of Bucyrus, Janell (Richard) Benner of New Washington and Angela (Eric) Schiefer of Bucyrus; three grandchildren, Tammy (Cramer) (Bo) Hall of Bucyrus, April Schiefer of Columbus and Dale Schiefer of Toledo; and two great-granddaughters, twins Haylee and Kaylee Hall.
Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emma Schwaderer; two brothers, Clinton and Robert Schwaderer; and one sister, Elnora Schwaderer.
Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at St. John's Lutheran Church, New Washington.
A private funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 19, at the church with burial to follow at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, New Washington.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.secorfuneralhomes.com.