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Marilyn Eileen (Bickart) Stertzbach

August 1, 1927 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 90)


Marilyn Eileen (Bickart) Sterzbach

   LEIPSIC -- Marilyn Eileen (Bickart) Stertzbach passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Meadows of Leipsic, Ohio where she had been living since November of 2017.

   Marilyn was born August 1, 1927 in Canton, Ohio to Ethel (Lawrence) and Leopold Bickart. Over the course of her 90-year life, she pursued a variety of careers beginning with her time as a dental hygienist and ending with being a Director-level associate for Pampered Chef.

   Marilyn is survived by her four children: Steven (Debra) Stertzbach of North Lawrence, Ohio, Nancey (John) Schortgen of Leipsic, Ohio, Margie Summers of Champaign, Illinois, and Lori (Butch) Zunich of Champaign, Illinois. She also has ten grandchildren: Tiffany Via, Anthony Salopek, Tyler Schortgen, Paige Schortgen, Linsey (Summers) and Patrick Belics, Kathryne (Zunich) and Jack Miller, Lizzie Zunich, Nicholas Zunich, and Tylee Dukes; four great grandchildren: Brent Rasmussen, Alyssa Via, Skylar and Tara Salopek. Marilyn also has numerous nephews and nieces.

   She was preceded in death by her husband (Dehlen), brother (Paul Bickart) and sister-in-law (Sarah Bickart).

   There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at the Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio at a future date.  The arrangements are under the direction of LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic, OH.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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