Margaret L. Minich, 87, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Valley View Healthcare Center. She was born on January 21, 1928 in Fremont, the daughter of Henry F.C. and Clara R. (Paden) Smith. She was a 1946 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Margaret married Richard E. Minich on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1948 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fremont and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1995.
She was employed at Eaton Corporation for twenty-five years until she retired in 1991. Margaret was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was also a member of the In-Betweeners; the Batesole Farm Women’s Club and Kin Hunters. She devoted her time to genealogy and loved to read. She also enjoyed the country life, animals and her family.
Margaret is survived by her son, Michael Richard Minich, St. James, MN; daughter, Susan Minich Shumaker and her husband, Don, Asheboro, NC; sister, Mary Lucille Ziebold, Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Jonathan (Cora) Minich, Melissa Minich, Amanda (Eric) Breen, Matt (Caroline) Minich and Will Shumaker; great grandchildren, John Connor Minich, Riley Minich and Marcus Minich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard E. Minich; brothers, E. Robert, John, Freddy, LeRoy, Donald and Charles Smith; sisters, Elsie Smith, Florence Hudgin and Edna Boonie.
Visitation: Saturday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, with one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service, 705 W. State Street, Fremont, OH. Pastor James Avers will officiate.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery
Memorials: Grace Lutheran Elevator Fund