Frances E. Heilman

Frances E. Heilman, 81, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born April 1, 1932, in Tiffin, to Edward J. and Carmen E. (Prindle) Welter. She married Herbert J. “Whitey” Heilman Oct. 13, 1951, and he preceded her in death Jan. 3, 2008.

Survivors include her two sons, Jim “Slash” (Candy) Heilman of Green Springs and Ron Heilman of Tiffin; a daughter, Linda (Ed) Kimmet of Tiffin; a brother, Gene Welter of Wisconsin; a sister, Olive Rinker of New Mexico; five grandchildren, Fawne Heilman of Green Springs, Rena’ Van Horn of Upper Sandusky, Regina Shiley of Fostoria, Jim Kimmet of Findlay and Steve Kimmet of Columbus; six great-grandchildren plus two on the way, Carson, Kendall, Ashlee, Kelsey, Logan and Addison; various nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Snoopy.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Marion and Harold Welter; and a sister, Dorothy Elchert.

Frances was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 2858. She loved playing UNO and Yahtzee while spending time with her family, particularly on Christmas Eve when everyone was able to get together. She enjoyed traveling, square dancing and polka dancing with her husband. She also played the organ.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 5:45 p.m. and VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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