Barbara A. Wittmann

Barbara A. Wittmann, 79, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday morning, May 2, 2013, at Elmwood at the Shawhan.

She was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Fremont, to Harry and Ruth (Burns) Meggitt. She first married James Burden and he preceded her in death. In 1959, she married Karl Wittmann, in St. Joseph Church, Tiffin, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2007.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Ron) Burns of Tiffin and Peggy (Andy) Post of Evergreen, Colo.; five grandchildren, Corey, Randy and Tim Spencer, Riley and Alexandria Wittmann; two step-grandchildren, Ryan and Sara Burns; and four great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara graduated in 1951 from Green Springs High School and attended Tiffin University. She held secretarial positions at Whirlpool Corp., Tiffin Chamber of Commerce, Tiffin City Hall and Calvert High School and retired from The Seneca County Opportunity Center in 1995. Barbara was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society and was a member of the Port Clinton Elks No. 1718 and the Port Clinton Moose Lodge No. 1610. Upon retirement, she and Karl moved to Port Clinton and enjoyed the lake, golf and their new parish. Her interests included visiting nursing homes, helping the needy and loving all of nature and being active in the Seneca County Humane Society for over twenty years. She also enjoyed polka dances. Barbara loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.

Friends may visit and share stories with the family from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartbeat Pregnancy Center of Ottawa County, 1848 E. Perry Street, Suite 20, Port Clinton, OH 43452 or Heartbeat of Tiffin, P.O. Box 223, Tiffin, OH 44883.

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Barbara A. Wittmann

Barbara A. Wittmann, 79, of Tiffin, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Elmwood at the Shawhan, Tiffin.

Arrangements are pending at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.