Marcella Badenhop (1931-2020)

Marcella Badenhop, 89, of Delta passed away Monday, May 11, 2020. She was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Freedom Township, Henry County, to the late Adolph and Anna (Winkelmann) Dammann. She married Marvin Badenhop on April 9, 1950, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Freedom Township, and he survives.

Marcella was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, where she was involved in the Ladies Aide and LWML. Marcella also was a member of the Ridgeville American Legion Auxiliary and the Napoleon VFW. She loved to play cards, crochet, quilt, and embroider.

Marcella enjoyed family celebrations; whether it was a birthday, holiday or just her children coming home for angel food cake and homemade ice cream, she was at her best surrounded by her family. One of her proudest moments was celebrating her 70th wedding anniversary with friends and family.

Marcella is also survived by her children, Patricia (Alan) Rice of Mentor, Ohio, Keith (Sheila) of Hamler, Ohio, Ken (Carol) of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mary (John) Beck of Archbold, Robert (Margie) of Delta, Richard (Alesa) of Delta, Peg Badenhop of Napoleon, and Brenda (Chris) Ohlinger of Berkey, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and siblings, Margaret Miller, Delbert (Marion) Dammann, Diana Grim, and Donna (Jerry) Drewes.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Eugene; granddaughter, Karla; great-granddaughter, Anna; foster brother, William Noske; and brothers-in-law, Wayne Miller and Roger Grim.

Due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19, services will be private for the family. Interment will take place at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home in Napoleon is entrusted with arrangements.

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