Bertha C. Langjahr

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New Washington OH 44854 11/18/2012 14:00:00

11/16/2012 11:00:00

Bertha C. (Schwaderer) Langjahr, age 96, lifelong resident of New Washington, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Galion Pointe Nursing Home. Bertha was a 1934 graduate of New Washington High School, worked at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus and the New Washington Egg Auction. She was a lifelong, faithful and active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She was also a past church secretary, treasurer, and historian for which 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; her daughters, Roxann (Ken) Cramer of Bucyrus, Janell (Richard) Benner of New Washington and Angela (Eric) Schiefer of Bucyrus; her grandchildren Tammy (Cramer) Hall & husband Bo Hall of Bucyrus, April Schiefer of Columbus and Dale Schiefer of Toledo; also survived by two great granddaughters twins Haylee and Kaylee Hall.
Bertha was preceeded in death by her parents William and Emma Schwaderer, two brothers Clinton and Robert Schwaderer and one sister Elnora Schwaderer.
Friends may call Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington from 2:00-6:00PM. A private funeral service will be held on Monday at the church with burial to follow at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent to


Jim and Barb Strausbaugh - Nov 18, 2012

Our sympathy to you and your family in the lose of your mother.

Walter & Brenda Laser - Nov 18, 2012

So sorry to learn of the loss of your mom! May you find peace and comfort in our Lord! God Bless you all!

Dick and Lorna Ackerman - Nov 17, 2012

So sorry to hear that you have lost your Mom, what an amazing woman she was and one I truly admired and respected. She cared for all of her family with grace and love and you are all blessed to have had her …..
All of our children loved her gentle ways and quiet patience. She is at peace now and free from her discomfort and pain.
And best of all she will be waiting for you all with open arms….
with love and many warm thoughts, Dick and Lorna Ackerman and family