Ora Demlow

Ora Wilhelmina Christina Demlow, 101 passed away March 17, 2013, at Drew’s Place in Coldwater MI. She was born March 24, 1911 in North Dakota to Henry and Anna (Broecker) Moeller. The family moved to Detroit when she was five years old and later to Adrian. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1929. In 1941 she married Alvin Demlow, who preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by their two children, Carl (Brenda) Demlow of Coldwater and Dorothy (David) Mathis of Union City, MI and by a niece she raised Janice Rehklau (Bob) Kirk of Circleville, Ohio. Six grandsons and one granddaughter, Mark Mathis, Chris Mathis, Pete Mathis, Steven Demlow, Brian Demlow, Alan Demlow, and Kristen Shook. She also has fourteen great-grandchildren. Ora is survived by a sister, Luella Demlow, now of Jackson. She was preceded in death by sisters Anne Meeker, Esther Fink, Martha Harsh, Edna Rehklau, and brother Paul Moeller. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Adrian for 85 years and more recently a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Union City. A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed the Demlow family farm in Palmyra, needlework, baking, and especially her grandchildren. Visitation was. Friday March 22, 2013 at Gillespie Funeral Home in Coldwater. The funeral services was at 11:00 a.m. Sat. March 23 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Union City with Pastor David Dodge officiating, luncheon following. Graveside services took place Tuesday March 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Adrian MI with Pastor Joel Sarrault officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Adrian MI, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Union City MI, Living Hope Church in West Unity, OH, or Southern Care Hospice. Visit www.gillespiefh.com to leave a message or condolences to the family.