PAULDING, Ohio — Vera Marie Laukhuf, 93, passed into eternity Sunday
evening, June 1 at the Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio.
was born on Feb. 6, 1921, the daughter and fourth child of Joel and Ida
Mae (Gillion) Maller. She and her siblings, Helen, Melvin, Naomi, and
Robert were all raised on the family farm east of Bluffton in Adams
On Jan. 1, 1944, she married Lester Laukhuf, son
of Henry and Ollie (Gerber) Laukhuf. Their marriage was blessed with
five children: Pauline, Dale, Dwain, LeAnn and LaNae. Lester and Vera
accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized Dec. 9, 1945,
at the Latty Apostolic Christian Church.
Vera was a homemaker, supporting Lester in his vocation as a lifelong
farmer west of Haviland, Ohio. She also volunteered in church and
community activities, notably with the Blue Creek and Wayne Trace music
mothers’ organization and quilting with Apostolic Christian World
Relief. With Lester’s passing in 1987 and moving to Country Inn in 2010,
she always remained active with the church, family and friends. She
loved gardening, cooking and baking, and giving candy to her
grandchildren, great-grandkids and other children. Nothing gave her
greater joy than to sing and hear the Gospel in word and song.
is survived by four of her children: Dale (Marcia) of Lima, Dwain
(Wanita) of Haviland, LeAnn (Rodney) Stoller of Van Wert, and LaNae
(Arlyn) Rudin of Milford, Illinois; 13 grandchildren; 32
great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gladys Maller; a brother-in-law,
Ted Kaehr, and many nieces, nephews and cousins of the
Vera was preceded in death
by an infant daughter, Pauline; her parents; siblings; and an infant
great-granddaughter, Ashley Claire Blume, who she believed with be with
Christ to welcome her into Heaven’s Glory.
services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at Latty
Apostolic Christian Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
will be 2 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Latty Apostolic Christian Church
Fellowship Hall and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations
made to Country Inn Enhanced Living Center, Van Wert Inpatient Hospice,
or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.
Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, is handling arrangements.