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Sarah "Joanne" (Koenig) Katterheinrich

June 6, 1929 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 90)

Joanne Katterheinrich, 90, of New Knoxville, died 9:32 A.M. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.

She was born June 6, 1929, in New Bremen, Ohio, the daughter of Emil and Bertha (Sunderman) Koenig.


She married Myron “Sam” Katterheinrich on August 23, 1947, and he preceded her in death on August 13, 2012.


She is survived by her children: Connie (David) Schwabero of Reading, Michigan; Nancy (Rod) Selby of New Knoxville; Martin (Katye) Katterheinrich of Defiance; John (Deborah) Katterheinrich of New Knoxville.

She is survived by her grandchildren: Amy (Skip) Trapp; Nichole (Jeremy) Resor; Matthew (Ashley) Schwabero; Kara (Chad) Sherrill; Jessica (Danny) Nielsen; Russell Katterheinrich; Laura Katterheinrich. She is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a brother, Daryl Koenig of New Bremen.


Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband; by her siblings: Everett Koenig; Paul Koenig; David Koenig.


She was a 1947 graduate of New Bremen High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, where she had served as choir director for many years. She loved flower gardening, especially roses and she was a great cook.


Funeral rites will be held at 11:00 A.M.  Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, the Reverend Dennis Gaertner, officiant. Burial will follow at Evangelical Prostestant Cemetery, New Knoxville.


Friends may call from 9:00-11:00 A.M.Saturday at the church, where memorial gifts may be given to the church.


Condolences may be sent to Joanne’s family via


Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring Street, New Knoxville, is entrusted with Joanne’s funeral arrangements.


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