Isabel A. Wiseman, 98, of Tiffin and formerly Chesterton, Ind., passed away Friday afternoon, March 16, 2012, at Elmwood at the Shawhan Assisted Living, Tiffin.
She was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Gary, Ind., to Rufus and Ida (Dalke) LaHayn. She married Earl D. Collins, and he preceded her in death in 1973. She later married Raymond A. Wiseman, and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Dave Gottfried of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Eric (Cathy) Gottfried, Scott (Kristine) Gottfried, Sandra (Bart) Breslow and Christine (Philip) Heavey; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a son, James Gerald Collins, in 2004; a brother, Paul LaHayn; two infant brothers; and a sister, Ruth Berrier.
Isabel was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and was a housekeeper for more than 25 years for families in the Dune Acres area. She volunteered and was active in school and church in Chesterton, Michigan City and Tiffin. She was the president of the Kiwanis Senior Citizens, volunteered at the sharing kitchen and was a Red Hatter. She swam at the YMCA, loved playing cards and had a vast collection of unusual Christmas cards.
Her funeral will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with the Rev. Pam Easterday officiating.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Ind.
Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.