CHURUBUSCO — Ernest J. Remaklus, 75, a resident of Churubusco, died at 1 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Provena Sacred Heart, Avilla, after a brief illness.
He was born in Fort Wayne Oct. 16, 1936, a son of Paul and Alvira (Schmit) Remaklus.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
On Oct. 2, 1983, he was married in Fort Wayne to Glenda Boschet.
Surviving relatives include his wife Glenda; three children, Dan Remaklus and Sarah Quinn, both of Fort Wayne, and Jennifer (Randy) Barrow of Spencerville; three stepchildren, Doug (Laurie) Specht of Huntertown, Sheryl (Bill) Roe of Houston and Laura (Jack) Lahrman of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Beverly Hevel of New Haven, Jean and Anita, both of Van Wert, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Remaklus, a sister Gloria Remaklus, and an infant brother.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco, with Father Danney Pinto officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., and one hour prior to the funeral mass Monday morning at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.
Interment will be in the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County. Memorials may be directed to the Provena Sacred Heart, Avilla. Online memorials can be made by logging onto www.sheetsandchilds.net .