Mary Ellen Gottfried, 89, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, joined her Lord in Heaven and entered the church triumphant at Fairhaven Community, March 14, 2020.
Mary Ellen was born June 16, 1930, in Pitt Township, Wyandot County to Otto William and Bernice Beatrice (Schoenberger) Schmidt. On March 27, 1951, Mary Ellen was married to C. Richard Gottfried (Dick), he passed on October 27, 2013.
Mary Ellen is survived by son, Rick Brian (Linda) Gottfried, Holland, Ohio and daughters Vicky Ann (Thomas) Utley, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Babette Elaine (James) Warner, Holland, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, Anita R. (Matthew) Patchett, Upper Sandusky, OH, Matthew C. (Yael Eban) Gamber, Brooklyn, NY, Greg V. Fox, Holland, OH, Kristy L. (Jeremy) Willard Holland, OH and Shawn J. Warner, Royal Oak, MI; 3 great grandchildren, Ben and Seth Patchett and Micah Willard; step granddaughter, Amanda Snyder; great step grandchildren, Garrett Snyder, Laini and Noah Willard.
Baptized, confirmed and married at Bethany Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky, OH, and graduated from Salem High in 1948. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran, until doors were closed then North Salem Lutheran, until doors were closed and then presently, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky, OH. She taught Sunday School, Bible School, sang in the choir and was a member of the Women of the Church at Bethany and Council member at Bethany and North Salem churches.
Mary Ellen was a member of the Tri-G Mothers club, Wyandot County Hospital Guild, The Country Neighbors Hospital Guild and the Wyandot Tracers. She was a Cub Scout Leader and also a 4-H advisor for the Salem Hi-Lighters many years.
She worked at the Upper Sandusky Greenhouse and Richardson Flower Shop. She also farmed with her husband. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, taking care of the yard and garden as well as genealogy. She also enjoyed sewing and was an avid crafter. She was a huge Fenton glass collector. Her biggest and longest hobby was making about 70 banners for Bethany and North Salem churches, which now reside and are displayed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Upper Sandusky.
She and her husband wintered in Texas for many years and also managed to go on about 30 cruises
The funeral service for Mary Ellen Gottfried will be held at 11:00am Friday, March 20, 2020 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Ed Hunker officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery following the service.
Visitations will be held 2 hours before the service on Friday, from 9:00am to 11:00am, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351.
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