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Margaret (Giesige) Wenzinger

June 13, 1921 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 98)


Margaret Ann Giesige Wenzinger

   NEW BAVARIA – Margaret Wenzinger, 98 of New Bavaria Ohio died 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019  at CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.  She was born June 13, 1921 in Pleasant Township, Henry County to the late Agnes Reber (Giesige) Swary and Bertrum Giesige.  On June 14, 1939 Margaret married Carl S. Wenzinger, who preceded her in death on June 18, 2004. 

   She is survived by seven children: Ronald C. (Arlene) Wenzinger of New Bavaria; Gerald L. (Dolores) Wenzinger of New Bavaria, Fr. George E. Wenzinger of Perrysburg; Jan Wenzinger (Richard) Curschman of Libertyville Illinois; Linda L. (Ronald) Helton of Sand Lake Michigan; Beverly J. (Kevin) Cordes of Napoleon; and Kenneth E. (Dawn) Wenzinger of Westerville; 26 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild on the way.

   Margaret is also preceded in death by two brothers Richard (Inez) Giesige and Clifford (Mary Evelyn) Giesige; step-father Gilbert Swary;  two grandchildren:  Matthew Qualman and Amanda Qualman; and a great-grandson, Aaron Lee Wenzinger.

   Margaret was a homemaker.  She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria and its Altar Rosary Society, Sacred Heart Catholic Ladies of Columbia and the New Bavaria Women’s Auxiliary Volunteer Fire Department.  Margaret enjoyed the company of her family, cooking, playing cards and dominoes, dancing and the family farm.

   Funeral mass will begin at 11:00 am Monday, December 9, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with her son Fr. George Wenzinger officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, New Bavaria. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic.

   Memorial contributions may be given to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria or the Community Health Professionals Hospice Defiance Ohio.

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December 7, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Leipsic
226 Belmore St.
Leipsic, Ohio 45856

December 8, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Leipsic
226 Belmore St.
Leipsic, Ohio 45856

Funeral Mass
December 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria
13779 Road Y
New Bavaria, Ohio 43548


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
New Bavaria OH

Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice
Defiance OH

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