Adrian R. Settlage
Adrian R. Settlage, 89, of 11780 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died suddenly at 4:20 P.M. Monday, December 12, 2011, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 27, 1922, on the farm where he currently resided, the son of William and Ida (Wellman) Settlage.
He married Martha Maneke on March 6, 1948 and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived his seven children: Patricia (Richard) Isbell of Magnolia, Texas; Linda (Mike) Forrest of Westerville, Ohio; Janice (Chris) Speckman of New Knoxville; John A. Settlage of New Knoxville; Lois (James) Harrod of New Knoxville; Christine (Harry) Gabel of New Knoxville; Matthew (Christine) Settlage of Saint Marys;by 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by one brother, Rufus Settlage; a sister, Ruth Bambauer.
Adrian was a 1940 graduate of New Knoxville High School. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1942-1945 with the 8th and 9th Air Force in the European Theater, and saw duty in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium and Germany.
He was a retired farmer and also retired from Hoge Lumber Company in New Knoxville. He later worked at Vanderhorst Wholesale in Saint Marys. He was a lifelong member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he had served for many years as a Sunday School teacher; served as elder, deacon and Sunday School Superintendent of the church. He loved fishing and gardening. He was a member of American Legion Post 444, New Knoxville.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 16, 2011, at the First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, the Reverend Chuck Moeller, officiant. Burial, with full military rites performed by Post 444, will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Thursday, in the newly constructed Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where memorial donations may be made to either the First United Church of Christ or the New Knoxville Historical Society.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.