Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
Irmgret Soesemann, 90, of Wooster, died Friday evening April 17 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Irmgret was born in Gottingen, Germany in 1930 to Heinrich and Elisabeth Tannhof. Irmgret has a surviving brother Hans Dieter Tannhof and deceased brother Reinhard Tannhof. She married Gerhard Soesemann, deceased, in 1951. Irmgret came to Wooster with her husband and infant daughter in 1955 from Germany. She was a homemaker, a seamstress, a partner in the family business Gerhard’s Pastries, and in her later years worked in the bakery in Buehler’s Fresh Foods.
Irmgret was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was the family matriarch, role model and mentor for her daughters, granddaughters and extended family members. She was talented and creative and spent many hours sewing, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends during weekly luncheons. She had an intellectual curiosity and especially appreciated being able to learn about worldwide news, events, history and culture on public television channels.
Surviving are Irmgret’s brother and sister-in-law Hans Dieter and Marge Tannhof of Wooster, daughter and son-in-law Ann and Fritz Wise of Bristol, PA, daughter Petra Soesemann of Cleveland Heights, OH, granddaughters Bridgette Wise of Levittown, PA and Julia Wise of Bethlehem, PA. Irmgret’s family is grateful for the TLC and special care provided by niece Angela Dorksen and nephew and niece Thomas and Ashley Tannhof, and for assistance from the Life Care Hospice of Ohio.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for later in the summer at the Zion Lutheran Church.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Memorial donations in support of public television may be made to www.pbs.org/foundation/support/ (2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA 22202) or http://www.ideastream.org/donate-passport (Idea Center, 1375 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115)
A memorial service will be held at a later date