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July 12 | Visitation

Public Visitation Sunday 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home

July 13 | Visitation

Private Visitation Monday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home

July 13 | Memorial Service

Monday 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Church


Edna B. (Ahrens) Aselage

January 14, 1929 - July 8, 2020

Edna B. (Ahrens) Aselage,

Age 91, formerly of Elm Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Wednesday afternoon, July 8, 2020, at the Versailles Health Care Center, in Versailles, Ohio, where she had been a resident. She was born January 14, 1929, in St. Marys, Ohio, to the late John & Veronica (Poeppelman) Ahrens. On June 13, 1951, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, Edna married Henry W. Aselage who preceded her in death on January 18, 2002. Surviving are three children, Linda & Richard Hoying of Minster, Gerald “Jerry” & Janice Aselage of Russia and Joyce Subler & fianc√© John Schmerge of Fort Loramie; ten grandchildren: Jennifer & David Ernst, Jill & Greg Thompson, Jeff & Amanda Hoying, Jana Hoying, Jodi & Keith Timmerman, John & Amber Aselage, Justin & Megan Aselage, Alan Subler, Amanda & Craig Dapore and Kenny Jr. & Sarah Subler along with 24 great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law: Viola and Esther Dietz of Botkins, Clarissa Barhorst of Russia and Dorothy Poeppelman of Sidney as well as numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Mary Ellen & Henry Ernst and Vernon & Alvina Ahrens; sisters & brothers-in-law: Josephine & Bernard Doseck, Marie & Norbert Francis, Agnes & Ralph Francis, Edward Dietz, Hilda & Urban Poeppelman, Bernard & Elizabeth Aselage, Marion Dietz, Herbert Barhorst and Cletus Poeppelman.

Mrs. Aselage was a dedicated homemaker. She had also been a cafeteria monitor and custodian at Fort Loramie Schools. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality. Edna enjoyed playing cards, gardening, canning, tending to rose bushes and interacting with her grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Monday, July 13, 2020, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Public visitation will be Sunday 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. SOCIAL DISTANCING will be in practice at all funeral home, church and cemetery rites. Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad or charities of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.


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