Frieda Emma Lorena (Roemke) Hieber, age 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville. Mrs. Hieber was born on August 19, 1923 to John and Sophie (Kammeyer) Roemke. She was married to William Hieber on April 25, 1943. William passed away September 22, 2009 after 66 years of marriage. She was employed with General Electric in Fort Wayne before starting her family. She loved working on the dairy farm with William and her sons until she was 80 years old. She loved her cattle. Frieda touched so many lives. She also enjoyed hauling her Amish friends. Everyone knew Frieda as the “Energizer Bunny”. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s Ladies Aid, Rag Rugs, and the Mi-Jo Club.
Son, Dennis (Judy) Hieber of Orland Indiana.
Son, Don (Holly) Hieber of New Haven, Indiana.
Daughter, Jane (Ray) Melcher of New Haven, Indiana.
They raised a nephew who was very special to William and Frieda. She would always tell us “my boy, Tom” Tom (Sharon) McConnell of Woodburn, Indiana.
10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 13 step great grandchildren.
Many more nephew and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her, husband, William; her parents, John and Sophie Roemke; siblings, Edwin Roemke, Herbert Roemke, Erna Kramer, Nora McConnell, Laura Moehring and Alfred Roemke.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 20, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7710 E. State Blvd, Fort Wayne with visitation an hour prior to the service. Pastor Steve Ahlersmeyer officiating. The funeral service will be live streamed on St. Peter’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvDX7yeczEOsv07poJPRcbw).
Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 19th at the church. Masks are required for both the visitation and funeral service. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Worship Anew, Hospice Parkview, Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville.
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