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DORIS EILEEN (DETTMER) WERLING, 89, of Ossian, was welcomed into Jesus' loving arms on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Nora (Springer) Dettmer of Ossian. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Ossian. She met Edgar Werling at a church social, they were married on Aug. 24, 1946. She became a faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Ossian, serving her Lord in many positions, including altar guild. After delivering fresh eggs weekly to Fort Wayne and surrounding areas, she became known as the "Egg Lady". In addition, she cleaned local residents' homes. She loved gardening and her flowers, especially her gladiolas. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Fiedler and Linda (Tim) Broyles, both of Fort Wayne; sons, Leon (Arlene) Werling and Darryl (Jeni) Werling, both of Ossian; son-in- law, Robert Kiefer of Auburn; and sister, Letha (Wayne) Fiedler of Ossian. She was also blessed with 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, Edgar; daughter, Sharon Kiefer; son-in-law, Donald Fiedler; and siblings, Cletus (Mildred) Dettmer, Elvis (Esther) Dettmer, and Willard Dettmer. Funeral service is 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6514 East 750 North, Ossian, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Elzey Patterson Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Worship for Shut-ins. To leave condolences, visit
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