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Wilma F. (Wellman) Pfeffenberger

May 29, 1931 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 90)


Wilma F. (Wellman) 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.

On April 30, 1955, Wilma and James Pfeffenberger were married 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, and 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, she worked at Mersman Tables in Celina, and later, as a wonderful Homemaker.  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.  She loved playing cards and spending time with her family.  Wilma was a much loved mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren, and was always available to assist them in any way possible.

Calling Hours are from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, and 9:00 to 9:45 a.m., on Saturday, September 25, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.

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 available online for 30 days following the service.

Burial will take place at St. Marys Cemetery in Celina. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, Attn: Findlay-Lima Office, 480 W. Dussel Dr., Suite 150, Maumee, OH 43537,  EverHeart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331, or The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Columbus Office, P.O. Box 324, Blacklick, OH 43004.


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Calling Hours
September 24, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home
218 W. Market St.
Celina, OH 45822

Mass of Christian Burial
September 25, 2021

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
409 N. Walnut St.
Celina, OH 45822

Please note
There will also be calling at the Funeral Home before Mass on Saturday, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
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