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Mary L. Seitz
January 27, 1933 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Mary L. Seitz, age 90, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at her home surrounded by her children.
Mary was born on January 27, 1933, in Sandusky, Ohio to Alfred “Red” and Esther (Toft) Riedy, both of whom are deceased. She married the love of her life, Joseph L. Seitz, who she first met while working as a carhop at a root beer stand in Sandusky, where Joe was a customer. It was love at first sight, which led to them being married on May 30, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sandusky. After 66 years of marriage, Joe passed away on February 21, 2018.
She is survived by her children: Debbie (Doug) Lehman of Upper Sandusky, Steve (Sue) Seitz of Upper Sandusky, Dave (Jill) Seitz of Findlay, Mary Jo (Tom) Runfola of Sarasota, Michelle Seitz of Upper Sandusky, and Sandra Kin of Hilliard, 9 grandchildren: Nathan (Carree) Lehman, Matthew (Tegan) Lehman, Andrew (Emily) Lehman, Dan (Nicole) Seitz, Cory (Miranda) Seitz, Michael (Deborah) Seitz, Emily Seitz, Aaron (Ashley) Seitz, and Adam Seitz, and 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Alice Stanley, and Shirley Miller.
Mary was a homemaker and in her younger years had worked for Toft Dairy in Sandusky, a family-owned business, The Courier as a reporter, as a church secretary for St. Peter’s, and in later years, as the secretary for her husband at CMC Investments. Mary was also an Avon representative. In addition, she spent many hours as a volunteer at her daughter’s school.
She was one of the founding members of Community Christian Center, where she served the church as an elder’s wife, as a director of Vacation Bible School, and as a volunteer in the kitchen for many church activities. Mary had a church greeting card ministry for many years, sending cards to everyone in her family and the church for every special occasion in their lives.
For hobbies Mary enjoyed fishing for perch, reading, sewing, and crocheting, bird watching, doing puzzles, cooking and baking.
She will be remembered as being there for her family, whether it was being a den mother for Cub Scouts, or being present for the kids and grandkids with any activity in which they were involved. She was also there for others, after suffering a severe stroke 25 years ago, she was part of a ministry for other stroke patients and their families going through similar situations. Mary will be dearly missed by many.
Funeral services for Mary Seitz will be held at 11:00 am Friday, September 22, 2023, at Community Christian Center in Upper Sandusky, with Rev. Bill Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery.
Visitations will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Lucas Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, and 1 hour before service time at the church on Friday.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Christian Center, and/or Bethel Ministries and can be sent to Lucas Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com.