LUCILLE KRETZ

Lucille R. (Killion) Kretz, 91, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Defiance, Ohio, to Raymond and Margaret (Keller) Killion on October 16, 1927. She married Donald K. Kretz on May 7, 1949, and was happily married until his death in 1994.

First and foremost, Lucille was a great mother, grandmother and a faithful friend; happiest when doing things for others. Lucille was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church for nearly 50 years and a volunteer there for many of those years. She prided herself on her independence; she lived alone and was still
driving at the age of 91.

Although Lucille had a walker, she never used it for fear of looking old. Lucille is survived by her children, Mark Kretz, Michael Kretz, Gary (Lynn) Kretz, Kathy Kretz (Chris Snyder), and Amy Didion; grandchildren, Chelsea (Luke), Lindsay (Jamie), Jesse (Charity), Adam (Megan), Sarah, Shelby (George), and Mitchell (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Sienna, Tyler, Silas and Natalie. She was preceded in death by her husband; siblings, Nellie, Eugene, Nancy; and children-in-law, Annie, Michael and John.

A funeral service will start at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens in Defiance, Ohio at 2 p.m. Memorial donations in Lucille’s name may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Online condolences to the family may be made at witzlershank.com.

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