RUTH SCHLEGEL, 91, of New Haven, died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Genesis Health Care, New Haven. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lisette Rohman. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne and the Ladies Guild. She was the bookkeeper for Indiana District Lutheran Church office for 22 years and the secretary for Lake James Lutheran Chapel for over 20 years. She is survived by her sons, Frederick (Bonnie) Schlegel of Angola and Dennis (Joyce) Schlegel of New Haven; and grandchildren, Kelly Schlegel, Kari (Errol) Brown, Clint (Stacey) Schlegel, Aaron Schlegel, Angela Schlegel, and Brian (Brit) Meredith; and nine great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Ervin, in 2010; and sister, Norma Merkle. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7710 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Steve Ahlersmeyer officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or Lake James Lutheran Chapel. For online condolences, visit

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