HENRIETTA MAE VONDERAU, 96, of New Haven, died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Wood view Health care, Fort Wayne. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Esther Elson. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. She retired as a teacher in 1983 from East Allen County Schools after 46 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert; sister, JoAnn Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; step-children, Marshall (Connie) Vonderau and Elaine (Dick) Nietert, both of New Haven; five step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two nephews; two great nephews; and two great-great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Niemeyer. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Friday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Steve Ahlersmeyer officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Foundation. To share online condolences, visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

POSTED: 10/22/14 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Obits