Martina Christine Stonerock, age 55, passed away on Jan. 26, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born to her loving parents, Richard and Johanna Weimer, in Frankfurt, Germany, Martina was an adventurous and fun-loving kid with a big heart. She would go on as a young adult to graduate from college, pursuing pharmacy.
Her love of people and helpful nature carried with her, as she spent most of her time as a caregiver in an assisted living facility in Germany.
Martina met her husband, David, on May 22, 1993, while he was deployed in Germany during his commitment to the Army. They were married only two years later on May 24, 1995. Their love for each other would continue just as strong as ever until her final days.
Martina was also a huge participant in the Army Family Team Building organization, where she helped design housing as well as caring for military spouses.
She was a woman who loved to learn and was always pursuing new information. She knew three different languages and made it a point to know about the people and culture of wherever she lived. She loved games, especially puzzles, as well as knitting and tending to her beautiful garden.
More than anything in the world, Martina loved her family. She was a caring and strong woman who will be dearly missed by those who knew her.
Martina is preceded in death by her father.
Left to mourn her passing are her loving husband, David; her children, Robert (Courtney) Stonerock, Philipp Stonerock, Antonia Stonerock and Kristina (Zane) Sparks. Also left to mourn are her five grandchildren; her brothers, Gunter (Maggie) Weimer and Udo Weimer; as well as many other family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville, with a funeral service following. Father Ted Machnik will be officiating, and burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Circleville.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to leave a personal memory or condolence with the family.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal