Myron "Sam" Katterheinrich

10/17/1925 - 8/13/2012

Myron “Sam” Katterheinrich, 86, New Knoxville, OH, died suddenly at 11:24 A.M. Monday, August 13, 2012, at Saint Ritas Medical Center in Lima, OH.

He was born October 17, 1925, in New Knoxville, OH, the son of Samuel and Ida (Schultz) Katterheinrich.

He married Joanne Koenig on August 23, 1947 and she survives at the residence.

He is also survived by: Daughter, Connie (David) Schwabero of Reading, MI Daughter, Nancy (Rod) Selby of New Knoxville, OH Son, Martin (Katye) Katterheinrich of Defiance, OH Son, John (Deborah) Katterheinrich of New Knoxville, OH seven grandchildren: Amy Trapp; Nicole Reasor; Matthew Schwabero; Kara Katterheinrich; Jessica Katterheinrich; Russell Katterheinrich; Laura Katterheinrich six great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a half-brother, Harold Katterhenry; by a half-sister, Marcella Bardes.

Sam was a 1943 graduate of New Knoxville High School He served two years in the US Navy during WWII.

He retired from Miller’s Textile Service in Wapakoneta in 1987, where he had been a salesman. He was a member of the American Legion Post 444 in New Knoxville and the New Knoxville United Methodist Church. He loved golfing and was a big fan of the Reds and Browns. He was an avid flower gardener and grew beautiful roses.