Edna C. Fretz, 93, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at home, surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Warren, to J. Glenn and M. Louise (Hucke) Hess. She married George A. Fretz Sr. Feb. 18, 1939, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Rectory, Tiffin, and he preceded her in death Oct. 6, 2007.
Survivors include her three sons, George A. (Kayleen) Fretz Jr., Tom (Barb) Fretz Sr. and Rick (Sue) Fretz, all of Tiffin; daughter, Janet (James) Wise of Tiffin; 16 grandchildren, Cindy (Jack) Kinser, George A. (Deb) "Skip" Fretz III, Cathy (Denny Factor) Smith, John (Diana) Fretz, Chris (Marissa) Fretz, Joseph (Laurie) Fretz, Terri Fretz, Steve (Deb) Wise, Mike (Margaret) Wise, Ron (Sue) Wise, Tim (Tina Elchert) Wise, Thomas (Amy J.) Fretz Jr., Amy S. Fretz, Ryan (Amanda) Fretz, Anna Fretz and Gregory Fretz; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Irene (Russell) Martorana and Audrey Horn, both of Tiffin.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; grandson, Jeff Fretz; four brothers, Bob, Dwayne, Arthur and John Hess; and a sister, Eileen Stanton.
Edna was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society, volunteered in the school cafeteria and at the festival and was a member of the Know Your Neighbor Club. She enjoyed needlework, sewing, puzzles, listening to country music and vacationing in Florida. Her family enjoyed her Rice Krispies treats, lima beans and fruit salad. Family was very important to Edna; she never missed a birthday and attended every sporting event for her children and grandchildren. Edna was dedicated to her children, grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters and the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit with the family 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph or St. Mary Catholic church, Calvert Catholic Schools or Community Hospice Care.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.