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Obituaries: 11-28-19

Georgia Schaich

Georgia (Loebrich) Schaich passed away on Friday, November 1, with her loving family by her side.

Born in Toledo, the oldest child of George and Eva (Blue) Loebrich, she was raised in Maumee and was a proud graduate of the Maumee High School Class of 1963. She graduated from Bowling Green State University and married the love of her life, William (Bill) Schaich, her childhood best boy friend, on December 23, 1966, while completing a degree in elementary education. Bill’s studies and career took them to live in many places over the years. They finally settled in Bloomington, Ind., which they called home for more than 46 years, but she always held the Maumee area and her lifelong friends dear to her heart.

Georgia will continue to live in the hearts of her devoted husband of 53 years; her children, Amy (Gregory O’Neill) Schaich) and Lucy (Sean Pendergast) Schaich; siblings, Gale (Ann) Loebrich, Sarah (Donn) Bitter and Susan Johns; and siblings-in-law, Seren (Larry) Bradshaw, Terry (Wendlyn) Schaich, Tom (Wendy) Schaich and Bob (Rosemarie) Schaich. Also left to cherish her memory are many nieces and nephews and her countless friends, collaborators and partners in service and community. She was preceded in death by her parents and parents-in-law, Al and Lillian Schaich.

The family asks that you honor her memory by sharing your own gifts of yourself with your community in a way that is meaningful to you – continuing to pay it forward. A service took place on November 24 at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. In Indiana, a celebration of life service is planned from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 at FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St., Bloomington, Ind.

Anna Keller

Anna Julia (Vegh) Keller passed away on Tuesday, November 19, two weeks short of her 96th birthday, after a brief illness.

Born in 1923 to Hungarian immigrant parents, Anna was the youngest of seven children. She was raised in the thriving Hungarian community of Birmingham in East Toledo and maintained a lifelong pride in her Hungarian heritage. She graduated from St. Stephens Catholic elementary school and was a 1941 graduate of Notre Dame Academy. After high school, she completed nurse’s training at St. Vincent Hospital, graduating in 1945. She then enlisted in the U.S. Army in order to help with the World War II effort. After the war ended later that year, she returned to finish her service stateside, where she was honorably discharged. By 1950, Anna was working in the VA Hospital near Santa Monica, Calif., when she and a friend decided to re-enlist to help in the Korean Conflict. For the next three years, Anna was stationed in Tokyo, where she cared for wounded servicemen.

Returning to Toledo after the war, she was working as a factory nurse at Doehler-Jarvis when she met George Keller. The two were married on August 11, 1956 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage. They moved to Swanton, where they raised their four sons through high school and college. Later, she was able to relax and take up hobbies such as bowling, stained glass, embroidery, baking and traveling. Anna was a world traveler who visited Japan, South America, each of the 50 states and parts of Europe. She loved music, reading, learning, baking and her Catholic faith. She loved to learn about other people, where they came from, their culture, their languages and their ethnic heritage. Later in life, Anna truly enjoyed the role of grandmother. She loved to care for her grandchildren, spending as much time with them as she could. She will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by her husband George in April 2019, Anna is survived by her sons, George (Anita), Eric (Kathleen), Jon (Alice) and Robert (Christine); 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Family and friends were received on November 21 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. A funeral Mass was celebrated on November 22 at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Toledo. Memorial contributions may be directed to Ohio Living Hospice.

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