Emma D. Gowitzka, 95, formerly of Castalia, died Monday morning, Aug. 4, 2008, in Lutheran Memorial Home, Sandusky.
She was born Feb. 12, 1913, in Vickery, and was former co-owner of Gowitzka Fisheries. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Castalia.
Emma is survived by two daughters, Norma Shelley of Sandusky and Nancy Daniels of Sarasota, Fla.; one son, Robert (Marge) Gowitzka of Poplar, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther in 1985; one son, Arthur; her parents, Albert and Rachael (Bell) Burr; two grandsons; three sisters; and 8 brothers.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until services at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, 203 S. Washington St., Castalia. The Rev. Kathleen Suggitt will officiate. Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Ransom Funeral Home, Castalia, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be shared at ransomfuneralhome.com.