Lauren Hurd-Van Pelt

Lauren M. Hurd-Van Pelt, 25, of Cold Spring, Kentucky, and formerly Tiffin, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 28, 2014, as the result of an auto accident in Miami County.

She was born May 31, 1988, in Tiffin, the daughter of Matt and Lynn (Von Aschen) Hurd. She married Brett Van Pelt June 21, 2013, in West Chester.

Survivors include her husband, Brett of Cold Spring, Kentucky; parents, Matt and Lynn Hurd of Tiffin; brother, Aaron (fiancee Andrea Sanner) of Raleigh Durham, North Carolina; grandparents, Ken and Bev Hurd of Galion and Sue Von Aschen of Piqua; in-laws, Doug and Donna Nelson of Batavia and Rick Van Pelt of Cincinnati; and her furry friend, Finley.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Robert Von Aschen.

Lauren graduated from Columbian High School in 2006 and from Bowling Green State University in 2010, where she met her husband. Her drive, motivation and her love of the “big city” took her to Chicago for four years after graduation and most recently to Cold Spring, Kentucky, where she was a procurement manager for Danaher Motion, Marengo, Illinois.

She enjoyed traveling overseas for her career, vacationing with her husband and family, reading and shopping.

Her memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St, Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with Pastor Daniel Turner of Community Church of Christ, Galion, officiating. There will be no burial at this time.

Friends may visit and share stories with the family from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the funeral home.

Lauren had a special place in her heart for animals and would appreciate memorials be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 or at

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