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Jeanette E. (Schmitz) Laudick

December 14, 1930 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Jeanette E. Laudick

  OTTAWA – Jeanette E. (Schmitz) Laudick, 92, of Ottawa, passed away at 6:30 A.M. on Monday, September 11, 2023 at The Meadows of Ottawa. She was born on December 14, 1930, in Pleasant Township, Putnam County, OH, to the late Hubert and Emma (Recker) Schmitz. On October 7, 1950 she married Richard E. Laudick, Jr, who preceded her in death on April 4, 2022.

  She is survived by five children:  Deborah (Harold) Birkemeier, Ft. Jennings, Jeanne (Michael) Verhoff, Ottawa, Kevin (Julie) Laudick, Glandorf, Joseph (Ann) Laudick, Ottawa, and Annette (Jeff) Kendall, Ottawa; 15 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

  Jeanette was preceded in death by two granddaughters: Katie Laudick and Lori Verhoff;  and four sisters:  Norma (Bernard) Brown, Helen (Herbert) Teders, Alice (Ralph) Schroeder and Thelma (Norbert) Vennekotter.

  Jeanette graduated from Glandorf High school as salutatorian of her class.  She was a former employee of Sylvania Electric Products Co., in Ottawa and also was employed at the Putnam Co. Extension office.  As an employee at the Putnam County Welfare Dept., she was responsible for helping to establish the USDA Food Stamp Program in Putnam County in 1971-72. She was the office manager and head bookkeeper at the Putnam County Sentinel from 1972 to 1985.

  Jeanette loved doing genealogy work and had four family history books published.

  She was in the original class of the Putnam County Master Gardeners in 1994 and was active in the organization for many years.  Her hobbies included reading, playing cards and crocheting where she made over 100 afghans, most of which she gave to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

  She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, its Altar-Rosary Society, and the church's prayer chain. She also worked on the Church’s Sunday Collection Counting group for 10 years.

  Jeanette and her husband Dick were avid travelers, having traveled all of the fifty states in the U.S. and visiting most of their capital cities.  They traveled to ten European countries in addition to Canada and Mexico. 

  The funeral mass will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Fr. Scott Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass at the church.

  Arrangements are under the direction of LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Life Center.

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September 30, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Ottawa
307 N. Locust St
Ottawa, Ohio 45875

Funeral Mass
September 30, 2023

10:00 AM
Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Ottawa
307 N. Locust St
Ottawa, Ohio 45875


Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Life Center
320 N. Locust St., Ottawa OH 45875


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