Anna Marie Breidenbach

Anna Marie Breidenbach, 88, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 17, 2013, at Elmwood at the Shawhan.

She was born March 12, 1925, in Tiffin, to Frank and Ida (Long) Kimmet. On April 11, 1944, she married Bernard J. Breidenbach Sr., and he passed away in 2006.

Survivors include four sons, Marion (Gayle) Breidenbach of Canal Winchester, James A. (Diana) Breidenbach, Bernard J. (Sharon) Breidenbach Jr. and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Breidenbach, all of Tiffin; two daughters, Carol “Sister Bernarda” Breidenbach, OSU of Toledo, and Marilyn (Edwin) Kokosky Jr. of Monroe, Mich.; 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard; and four sisters, Esther Hilborn, Loretta Kuzma, Louise McGee and Mary Hammer.

Anna was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Francis Auxiliary, the New Riegel American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the V.F.W. and the Knights of Columbus. Anna was truly a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a very hard worker and loved to spend time and play games with her grandchildren. Anna and Bernie, who were happily married for 62 years, enjoyed their ventures of trips abroad; including bus trips to the casino. Anna also enjoyed playing Uno, rummy and gardening along with making popcorn balls for the Lion’s Club throughout the years.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.

Friends may visit and share stories with the family from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 8 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rev. Joseph Szybka, Community Hospice Care and especially to those at Elmwood at the Shawhan for making our mother comfortable during her final days. Words of gratefulness and appreciation cannot be expressed enough.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or to Elmwood at the Shawhan, Activities Fund.

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