F. Lucille Butzier, 89, of Tiffin and formerly of Bettsville, passed away Saturday morning, March 16, 2013, at St. Francis Home.
She was born Sept. 30, 1923, to William and Florence (Turney) Cochran. On May 4, 1942, she married Ellis C. Butzier in Napoleon, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2000.
Survivors include a son, Jim (Kathy) Butzier of Powell; four daughters, Donna (Ron) Clingman of Fostoria, Karen (Gus) Hoffman of Huron, Deanna (Bill) LaLone of Tiffin and Cynthia (Rick) Trumbo of Britton, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; infant daughter, Nancy Lee Butzier; five brothers, Harold, Bob, Earl, Turney and John Cochran; three sisters, Hazel Steinmetz, Helen Dicken, Kate Rodgers; and a grandson, Craig Michael Hoffman.
Lucille was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church for many years and a Sunday school teacher at the Methodist church in Kansas. She was the best cook, enjoyed gardening and her children and grandchildren meant everything to her. Lucille's smile and hugs to anyone will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank everyone at Elmwood at the Shawhan for the compassion and care and St. Francis Home for allowing her to keep her cat Callie.
Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424 with the Rev. Donna Van Tress officiating. Burial will follow in Kansas Cemetery next to her husband.
Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Stein Hospice.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.