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Official Obituary of

Bernard Sudhoff

January 2, 1945 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Bernard Sudhoff Obituary

Bernard Sudhoff, age 79 of Celina, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024 after a very short battle with cancer at his residence in Celina surrounded by loved ones. He was born on January 2, 1945 to the late Hugo & Opal (Linn) Sudhoff in Celina. On June 13, 1964, he married Mary Evelyn Bertke who survives in Celina. He is also survived by his loving children Jackie (Rick) Weiler of Celina, Theresa (Dana) Bertke of Celina, Jim Sudhoff of Celina, Angie (Tom) Weis of Celina, fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, siblings Martha (John) Ainsworth of Portland, IN, John (Judy) Sudhoff of Celina, Marvin (Kathy) Sudhoff of Celina, Patty (Jerry) Lawrence of Frankfort, IN, Lillie (Robert) Miller of St. Marys, Karen (Mark) South of Dayton, Charlie Sudhoff of Celina, Jerry (Kim) Sudhoff of Wapakoneta, Dan Sudhoff of St. Marys, David Sudhoff of St. Marys, and brother-in-law Ed Matthieu of West Milton. He is preceded in death by his brother William Sudhoff, sisters Ruthy Matthieu, Mary Lou (Bob) Eck, parents-in-law Elmer and Betty Bertke, brothers-in-law John (Jane) Bertke, John Ainsworth, sister-in-law Sandy Sudhoff and one grandson.
Bernard graduated from Coldwater High School with the class of 1963. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina and the Knights of Columbus Council #1800. He retired from Goodyear in St. Marys after 40 years of service. Barney had a huge heart and loved many people. He was always busy with his many hobbies. Summer times were all about gardening, tending to his yard that he has always been so proud of or watching the Cincinnati Reds. In between he was either playing cards, making waffles or at an auction. When winter came around it was all about decorating for Christmas, cheering for the Cleveland Browns, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Celina bulldogs. Everyday all day he was taking care of his wife whom he would be celebrating 60 years of marriage with in June. Spoiling his grandkids and his dachshund Holly, who will dearly miss him.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Fr. John Tonkin officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 22, and 9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the Lehman Dzendzel Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus Council #1800 membership prayers at 8:00 P.M. on Friday. All who attend are invited to dress casually in honor of Barney. The family would like to send "thank yous" to the following people or organizations for everything they contributed to helping Barney on this journey; Mickaela Pierce, Miranda Fennig, St. Ritas Medical Staff, EverHeart Hospice, and everyone else that stopped to visit and prayed. Memorial Contributions may be made out to EverHeart Hospice 230 W. Main St. Coldwater, OH 45828. Condolences may be shared with the Sudhoff family online at

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Public Viewing
March 22, 2024

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church


EverHeart Hospice
230 W. Main St., Coldwater OH 45828


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