Riegsecker, M. Christine

Written by David Green.

M. Christine Riegsecker, 94, of Fayette, Ohio, died, Dec. 23, 2012, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 17, 1918, near Fayette, the daughter of Henry and Ethel (Keefer) Miller. She married Glen Riegsecker on Feb. 3, 1938, and he preceded her in death May 26, 1971.

A resident of the Fayette area a number of years, she was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, gardening and jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by five children, James (and Ann) Riegsecker of West Unity, Ohio, Victor (and Pat) Riegsecker of Wauseon, Samuel (and Darolee) Riegsecker of Fayette, Janet (and Ronald) Bechstein of Delta, Ohio, and Ruth Ann (and Phil) Dunn of Morenci, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ivan (and Joan) Miller of Fayette and Elmer (and Carol) Miller of Wauseon; and a sister, Maxine (and James) Crawford of Wauseon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter-in-law, Deanna Riegsecker; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and two sisters, Mary Haeck and Arlene Miller.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at Short Funeral Home in Archbold, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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