Minnie E. Blue, 96, of Fremont, OH passed away on February 12, 2016 at Elmwood Communities in Fremont. She was born on February 12, 1920 in rural Oak Harbor to George and Martha (Breu) Brown. She loved farm life and had many happy memories of her years on the farm. Minnie was a 1938 graduate of Oak Harbor High School and attended Keanes Commercial Art School in Toledo. She then moved to Pearl Harbor to work in the Navy Yard during WWII. Minnie had fond memories of Oahu, and her time there was a highlight in her life. While in Honolulu Minnie took hula lessons and enjoyed performing the hula for her family and friends after she returned home.
Minnie married Edward C. Blue on July 2, 1949 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2002. She worked at Quikut for over fifteen years until she retired in 1978. She enjoyed writing poetry and many of her poems were published in Sunshine Magazine and the Toledo Blade. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed painting with water colors and oils. Minnie was creative, imaginative, and had a terrific sense of humor.
She adored her two daughters and delighted in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the best mother and grandma ever.
Minnie is survived by her daughters, Rose (Mike) Widman, Fremont and Martha (Dennis) Johns, Onsted, MI; grandchildren, Laura (Ryan) Eckel, Daniel (Misty) Johns, Michael (Andrea) Widman, Matthew (Ruby) Johns and Jennifer (Morgan) Little; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Landon Eckel, Mason Johns, Zoie, Jack and Averie Widman, Madelynn Johns, and Kayden, Tyler and Audrey Little.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Florence Tyma and Polly Schneider.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Elmwood Reminiscence Unit, Fremont, and to Hospice of ProMedica Hospital. These care givers are special angels. Their dedication, care, and support to Minnie mean so much to her family who will be forever grateful. Minnie is looking down at all of us saying “You are so beautiful!”
Visitation: Thursday Feb. 25, 2016, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, 425 E State St, Fremont, OH
Services: Friday Feb. 26, 2016, 10:30 am at the funeral home with Certified Funeral Celebrant, Susann Robitski Zimmerman officiating.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Garden, Clyde, OH
Luncheon: There will be a luncheon after the burial service at Ole Zim’s, 1387 OH-590, Gibsonburg, OH 43431.
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association of NW Ohio, 2500 N. Reynold’s Rd, Toledo, OH 43615;
Elmwood Reminiscent Unit, 1545 Fangboner, Rd, Fremont, OH 43420; Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital, 430 S. Main St, Clyde, OH 43410 or Donor’s Choice.