KAREN SUE (MOYER) TOSTRICK, age 79,
of New Bremen, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:25 P.M. at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with a number of serious health issues.
Karen was born on April 8, 1944 to the late Harold Walter Moyer and Wilma Lucille (Hollopeter) Moyer in Celina, Ohio. During high school, Karen worked at the soda fountain at Schwieterman’s Pharmacy in New Bremen. After graduation from New Bremen High School, Karen attended the Richard Weston Beauty School in Dayton, Ohio, after which she worked several years as a beautician in the New Bremen area.
In high school, Karen met her future spouse, John Wilson Tostrick. They were married on August 29, 1964 and went on to have three children: Diane Sue (Tostrick) Koenig, Mark John Tostrick, and Steven Jonathan Tostrick.
Karen was predeceased by her parents, brother Jack Gordon Moyer, and son Mark John Tostrick. She is survived by her husband John Wilson Tostrick, children Diane Sue (Dan) Koenig, Steven Jonathan (Jessica) Tostrick, and grandchildren: Laura Sue (Hayden) Pottkotter, Sarah Diane (Ryan) Maguire, and Trevor Thomas Reed.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. A time of visitation will be held on Friday morning one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions in memory of Karen can be made to St. Paul Church for the purchase of a new funeral pall, or for the Organ Maintenance Fund. Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family on the funeral home website at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.