Kathleen L. Vorwerk, 12, schoolgirl, saved Earl H. Twietmeyer, Sr., 35, executive secretary, from drowning, Ray, Indiana, August 8, 1943. While swimming in Clear Lake, Twietmeyer got into distress in water eight feet deep at a point 165 feet from the bank. Kathleen dived from a raft and swam 38 feet to Twietmeyer, who was below the surface. Diving and grasping his arm with both hands, she rose but could not pull his head above the surface. With great difficulty she swam towing him 25 feet toward the bank. She was very tired; and thinking she had brought Twietmeyer within reach of two men, she released her hold, swam 45 feet, and waded to the bank. Twietmeyer was reached by the two men, who held hands and waded a few feet, one being submerged. Twietmeyer was unconscious but revived.
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Kathleen Louise Conrad, 87, of Napoleon, Ohio passed away on May 22, 2019. She was born on June 3, 1931 in Napoleon, to Ernest and Helen (Baden) Vorwerk.
Kathleen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, where she remained active. She enjoyed singing in the choir, playing in the bell choir, dedicating countless hours to the LWML, and Bible Study. It was obvious that she loved to spend time and surround herself with good people, such as her classmates and her close friends. Kathleen taught piano lessons for over 50 years. She loved to garden, read and travel with her family, camping all over the States. Kathleen was strong in her faith and loved to encourage others in their spiritual growth as well.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Kelly) Conrad; Karen (Kevin) Yackee; Kristine (Jeptha) Hall and Karla (Jeff) Hill; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and sister, Betsy (Warren) Kahrs. In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Gustav; and sister, Leah (Paul) Dammeier.
(Edited from rodenbergerfuneralhome.com)