Patricia L. Koebel, 90, of Fremont, OH passed away at her home on January 20, 2016. She was born May 2, 1925 to Leo and Bernice (Zimmerman) Forsythe and was a 1943 graduate of Fremont Ross.
Pat married Howard Koebel on June 24, 1944 at Trinity United Methodist Church; he preceded her in death on November 9, 2014.
She is survived by her children, Garrett (Julie) Koebel, Colorado, Randall (Judith) Koebel, Fremont, Rick (Madeline) Koebel, Colorado and Kelly (Chris) Jones, Fremont; grandchildren, Patricia (James) VanDyke, Jamie (Gary) Snavely, Melissa Koebel and Lauren Koebel; great grandchildren, Clay, Skylar, Sienna, Cody and Miles; sister-in-law, Mary Keyes, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard, sister, Jeanne Baker and grandson, Randall Koebel.
Pat and Howard owned and operated Koebel’s Market for many years. Her family was at the center of her life. She enjoyed reading, cooking, entertaining and spending time at her cottage. Pat also enjoyed the companionship of many dogs over the years.
A gathering to share memories of Pat will take place on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Homes & Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH, from 1 pm until 3 pm, with a short tribute to begin at 3 pm; dinner at the VFW to follow.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Sandusky Co Humane Society or the donor’s choice in Patricia’s name.
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Dear Randy & Koebel Family,
So very sorry for Your loss. Pat was always one of my Dad’s (William Forsyth,Jr/son of Uncle Lee’s brother, William Forsyth,Sr.)favorite cousins. She was always a favorite of mine, also. Wonderful Lady with a great disposition.
I know she will be deeply missed by family, friends, and former customers of
We will be thinking of You all during this most difficult time.
With Sincerest Sympathy,
I wish I could attend but my prayers and thought will be with you on March 6! Pat was my namesake and I loved her like my own mother. She will be missed.
Patty Kelly Tamez