Geraldine Marie ‘Gerry’ Kirchner

Geraldine Marie “Gerry” Kirchner, 92, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Tiffin, to Charles and Anna (Albert) Ecker. She married John G. Kirchner May 7, 1946, and he preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1975.

Survivors include three sons, John G. Kirchner II of Kayenta, Ariz., Michael C. (Mary) Kirchner of Fort Mill, S.C., and Mark J. (Alyson) Kirchner of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Suann M. (Jerry) Cunningham of Fremont and Julie B. (Bill) Malvey of Ladera Ranch, Calif.; three grandchildren, John Cunningham, Beth Autullo and Jacob Cunningham; and eight great-grandchildren, Hayley, Ariana, Kayla, Evan, Aidan, Ava, Brien and Blake.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Hohman and Cecilia Frederick.

Gerry graduated in 1939 from Tiffin Calvert High School and in 1942 from Mercy School of Nursing, Toledo. She was an RN at Mercy Tiffin Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, its Rosary Altar Society, Catholic Nurses Association and Mercy Hospital Retirees. After retiring, she volunteered at the hospital and The Ritz Theatre. Gerry enjoyed music, dancing, cruising and traveling around the world.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.

Friends may visit and share stories with the family from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH, 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Tiffin Hospital or St. Francis Home Senior Ministries.

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