Eileen M Fledderjohann, 92, of Westfield, Indiana, formerly of New Knoxville, Ohio, died at 6:20 AM, Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Carmel St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Indiana.
She was born May 29, 1924, in rural Shelby County near Kettlersville, Ohio, a daughter of Frank and Alma Fosnight and they preceded her in death. On March 16, 1947, she married Ralph Fledderjohann who preceded her in death in 2006.
She is survived by four sons, Dennis (Liz) Fledderjohann of Evanston, IL; Darrell (Sandy) Fledderjohann of Colorado Springs, CO; Daniel (Sandy) Fledderjohann of Carmel, IN; Doyle (Julie) Fledderjohann of Celina, Ohio; one daughter, Doris (Mike) Alderink of Westfield, IN; daughter-in-law Margaret Pinney of Toccoa, GA; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helen Wellman and brother-in-law, Myron Fledderjohann, both of New Knoxville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her son, David, her brothers Homer and Ralph Fosnight, her sister Eloise Pulfer and "adopted" son, Dee Pinney.
Eileen was a resident of New Knoxville until 2005 when she and Ralph relocated to be near their daughter in Westfield, IN. In addition to raising six children with her husband she worked as a cook at New Knoxville School and for ten years as a host at Chick-fil-a in Westfield, IN.
She was a member at Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen for more than fifty years and later at First Baptist Church in Westfield, IN.
Family visitation will be Saturday, March 18, from 10:30 AM - 12 PM at Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen, Ohio. A service of celebration and honor will follow the visitation time at 12 PM with Pastor Trent Fledderjohann officiating. Burial will follow in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery west of New Knoxville.
There will also be a celebration/memorial open house on Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2 - 4 PM, for her Indiana friends at her residence, 2303 Emerald Pines Lane, Westfield, IN.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Youth Ministry of Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen, the Great Commission Fund of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs, Colorado, or the New Knoxville Historical Society, New Knoxville, Ohio.
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To have met and know Eileen & Ralph and their children so many years at TFC. You kids were blessed with special parents. It's been a while since I saw Eileen at Doris' home just north of Indy and we were able to have a nice visit. So today I am praying for you guys as you celebrate her life. May your memories of her be clear and lasting. Rod & Marilyn Ruberg
Best flower girl ever! We love you, Eileen, and look forward to when we can celebrate with you in heaven.
My prayers are with the Alderink and Fledderjohann families! Eileen was such a loving individual, and was also so welcoming and loving towards my family. She leaves behind an amazing legacy. RIP Eileen, you will be greatly missed!
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