Jan. 10, 1936 – June 12, 2019

FORT JENNINGS – Shirley R. Mesker, 83, of Fort Jennings, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Fort Jennings to Gilbert J. and Wilma (Geisken) Luebrecht. Gilbert remarried Agnes Rayman, who had raised Shirley since the age of one. She also preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Joseph F. Mesker on Sept. 6, 1958; he survives in Fort Jennings, Ohio.

Other survivors include:

Sons: David Mesker of Garland, Texas and Kevin Mesker of Fort Jennings

Daughter: Sarah Mesker of Fort Jennings

Brothers: Dennis (Sandy) Luebrecht of Fort Jennings, Donald (Nancy) Luebrecht of Fort Jennings, and Dwane (Sharon) Luebrecht Cincinnati, Ohio

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marilyn Heitemeyer and Elizabeth “Betty” Elwer; and a brother-in-law, Robert Heitemeyer.

A funeral mass will be on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings. Father Charles Obinwa will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, June 16, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a parish wake will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Donor’s Choice.

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