Betty L. Swartz, 87, of Fremont, OH, has gone to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 29th, 2016, at Bethesda Care Center. Left to mourn her loss are children, James (Nancy) Swartz and Lee Swartz of Fremont, David (Curt) Swartz of Toledo, Jackie (Rich) Vukovcan of Ambridge, Pa., Madeline (Rick) Koebel of Colorado Springs, Co., Sally Suchy of Longmeadow, Mass., and Michele Swartz of Tiffin, Ohio; 20 grandchildren, 3 step grandsons, 32 great grandchildren with a great grandson due in August, and 7 step great grandchildren.
Betty was born on January 1, 1929, in Fremont, the daughter of Bernard and Lula (Schneider) Wolf. She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School. On August 29, 1946, she married Gerald L Swartz at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on November 28, 1996.
She was an active member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church where she helped with various activities and funeral luncheons through the years. She loved to travel and spent every winter in Melbourne, Florida, after her husband retired from serving the community as a fireman. They were able to travel throughout the country from Maine to California before her husband passed. Betty, also, enjoyed her bi-monthly card clubs with her many friends and going to the casinos. She spent her younger years as a stay at home mom raising her family that she loved dearly. Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Just before her death on Friday, Mike Koebel, a friend of the family, presented Betty with a rosary that was blessed by Pope Francis on Mike’s recent visit to the Vatican.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Gerald, and siblings, Jackie, Billy, Robert, and Ralph Wolf, Madaline Druckenmiller Freeh, and Claudia McFann.
The family would like to thank Mike Koebel for his thoughtfulness, her niece, Vicki Wolf Hoffman, for giving their Mother communion, and to the staff of Bethesda Care Center and Elmwood Nursing Home of Fremont and to all of her wonderful caregivers for the excellent care given to Betty.
Family and friends will be welcomed at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State Street, Fremont, OH, on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 2 – 6 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 am at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1021 W. State St, Fremont with Fr. Michael Zacharias officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Ann Cemetery
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Ann Catholic Church or the Humane Society of Sandusky County, 2520 Port Clinton Rd, Fremont, OH 43420