Shelva Etgen, age 81, of Celina, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Celina Manor.


She was born June 13, 1938, in St. Sebastian, to the late Albert & Florentine (Link) Niekamp.


Shelva is survived by her partner of many years, Bob Ritchie of Celina, son, Brent (Linda) Unger of Sebring, Florida, daughter, Kim (Jeff) Everman 

of Celina, her step-children, siblings: Joyce (Ron) Deger, Darrel (Connie) Niekamp and Barry (Linda) Niekamp, grandsons: Brock Willrath, and Kyle, 

Craig & Tyler Everman, 5 great grandchildren, and son-in-law, Bruce Willrath. 


Shelva was preceded in death by a daughter, Babette Willrath.


She was a graduate of Marion Local High School, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Celina VFW Post #5713.  An avid crafter, Shelva enjoyed painting, ceramics, and collecting and restoring vintage dolls.


Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, January 23, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with Pastor Randy Christian officiating.  


Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery. 


Calling Hours are before time of Services on Thursday, from 10:00 AM to Noon, at the Celina Funeral Home. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals Hospice.


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