Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
Wilma Pfeffenberger
Wilma F. Pfeffenberger, age 90, a long-time resident of Celina, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, September 21, 2021, at Miller Place in Celina, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 29, 1931, in Jay County, Indiana, to the late Phillip L. & Josephine A. (Muhlenkamp) Wellman. Wilma and James Pfeffenberger were married on April 30, 1955, at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
James survives, along with five children: Jane (Greg) Homan, Linda (Steve) Seibel, and Don (Kelly) Pfeffenberger, all of Celina, Amy (Mark) McGraw of Troy, and Bob (Zeny) Pfeffenberger of West Alexandria, son-in-law, Dan Frantz of Versailles, a sister, Jenny (Dick) Alig of Coldwater, and a sister-in-law: Norma Wellman of Jay County, Indiana, and many nieces & nephews. Wilma is also survived by seventeen grandchildren: Jacob, Josh and Brianna Frantz, Ryan (Janelle) Homan, Nicole (Derek) Agler, Laura Homan, Doug Felver, Katie Felver (Mark Parisien), Alex (Nadine) Seibel, Aaron Seibel, Kyle (Olivia) Pfeffenberger, Angie (Brian) Reitmann, Cory Pfeffenberger, Taylor Pfeffenberger (Craig Sommer), Rozen (Jared) Radaker, Jo and Kat Pfeffenberger; and seven great grandchildren: Callie, Kayla, Brooke, Jace, Paxton, Bryant, and Maren.
Deceased family members include her daughter, Diane Frantz, son-in-law, Jeff Felver, siblings: Mildred (Melvin) Brunswick, Norbert (Julianna) Wellman, Cletus (Lou Ann) Wellman, Marcella (Wilbert) Reier, Lavern Wellman, and Doris (Dennis) Grieshop, and sister-in-law, Mary Pfeffenberger (Bill) Millhouse.
Wilma was a devout member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, and belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. In her younger years, Wilma worked at Mersman Tables in Celina, and later, as a wonderful Homemaker. She was a much loved mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren and was always available to assist them in any way possible. Wilma loved playing cards and spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking and her children have fond memories of making homemade donuts together. Wilma was an excellent seamstress, who made many of her children's clothes and taught them to sew as well.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, at Immaculate Conception Church in Celina, with Fr. Ken Schnipke, C.PP.S., presiding. The Mass will be live-streamed on the church's website at, with the video to be accessible online for 30 days following the services. Burial will take place at St. Marys Cemetery in Celina.
Calling Hours will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, and 9:00 to 9:45 a.m., on Saturday, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, EverHeart Hospice, or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Condolences can be expressed to Wilma's family at
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