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Vince Fortkamp

July 29, 1932 — March 24, 2018

Vincent A. "Vince" Fortkamp, age 85, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, died March 24, 2018 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, OH.
He was born July 29, 1932, in Montezuma, OH, to the late Henry and Mary (Homan) Fortkamp. On August 13, 1955, he married Jean F. (Reier) Fortkamp, who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Roger (Marilyn) Fortkamp of Fort Recovery, Bob (Bonnie) Fortkamp of Coldwater, JoAnn (Larry) Wagner of Versailles, OH, Ruth (Dan) Pottkotter of Coldwater, Marvin (Bonnie) Fortkamp of Fort Recovery, Pat (Gary) Post of Fort Recovery, Kathy Tyler of Cincinnati, OH and Ginny (Gene) Schoenlein of Fort Recovery; siblings, Rosie May of Coldwater, Bernice Poling of Coldwater, Lavern (Elaine) Fortkamp of Dayton, OH, Alice Steinke of Florida and Ralph Fortkamp of Fort Recovery; 33 Grandchildren; 40 Great Grandchildren; and in-laws, Merdella (Joe) Nietfeld of St. Henry, OH and Viola Braun of Coldwater, OH.
Preceding him in death are three grandchildren; siblings, Cyril (Mary Ann) Fortkamp, Rita (Jim) Zehringer and Henry (Arlene) Fortkamp; brothers-in-law, Bud May, Dick Poling and Gene Steinke; in-laws, Loudonna (Richard) Timmerman, Melvin (Phyllis) Reier, Lavern Reier and Shorty Braun.
Vincent retired from farming and also drove truck for Fort Recovery Industries, Fort Recovery.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. Vince was a member and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 3324, a member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 345 and also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6515, all of Fort Recovery. He was formerly a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Sharpsburg where he served as a lector and choir member and he also served on the Fort Recovery School Board. He was a member of the St. Gaspar del Bufalo Assembly, Minster where he served as a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He was also member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery. Vince enjoyed traveling, playing cards and being involved in the community.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, Fr. Matthew Feist officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 2:00 pm-8:00 pm Tuesday and 9:00 am-10:00 am Wednesday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio. An American Legion prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Knights of Columbus prayer service. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Care or the Veterans Park Maintenance Fund, Fort Recovery.
Condolences may be directed to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com


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