Herman “Ham” J. Eilers, 87, died Monday, January 13, 2003 at Ossian Health Care. A native of Altus, Arkansas he was a life long farmer and carpenter. He retired in 1975. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Hessen Cassel. He is survived by his wife Juanita F. Eilers, Fort Wayne; daughters Patricia Ann Herber, Fort Wayne; Bonita Lou Zaruba, Acworth, Georgia; son John Edwin Eilers, Watertown, Wisconsin; 17 Grandchildren, and 27 Great Grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, January 16, 2003 at St. Joseph Catholic Hessen Cassel, 11337 Old US Hwy. 27, Fort Wayne with burial at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel. Memorials to St. Joseph Restoration Fund, Allen County Cancer Society or Ossian Health Care.
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