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
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Mark and Jan Braswell
We are so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful person who raised a great daughter. We found her to be kind and gracious. Love to you all.
Mike and Sue,
I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We wish we could have them here with us forever! She’s happy now – she’s with your dad and God! I really loved the Memorial Video of her.
Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers for God’s peace and comfort for you and your families.
My mom asked me to write you a note to express she worked with your mother at Easton Controls and knew her well,. Very sorry for your loss and my mom express how nice she was to everyone she worked with and will be greatly missed.
Prayers to you and your family
Mark & Jean Benner c/o Joanne Smith
Sidney and Kay
Sue, Don, Will and other family members,
So sorry to read in the paper today of your Mother’s passing. We will be remembering all of you in the days ahead and I’m sure we will say a special prayer for your family in Sunday School tomorrow. Sincerely, Sidney and Kay