Ruth M. Wank, 91, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 3, 2014, at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Liberty Township, to Lloyd E. and Leona (Christophory) Koerper. She married Paul Wank Oct. 26, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and he preceded her in death in 1995.
Survivors include her son, Ron (Mary) Wank of Lakewood; two daughters, Elaine (Bruce) Wank-Burton of Osprey, Florida, and Dianne (Larry) Mershman of Bowling Green; a sister, Margie Wasserman of Fremont; and three grandchildren, Christopher Wank and Megan and Aaron Mershman.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Jeanne Wank-Rothenberger in 2001; two brothers, Eugene and Bernard "Bud" Koerper; and two sisters, Rose Collier and Sr. Beatrice Koerper.
Ruth graduated in 1940 from Tiffin Calvert High School and worked at American Greeting Corporation as a merchandiser for more than 15 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, the Rosary Altar Society and St. Francis Auxiliary. Ruth volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul and at St. Francis Home helping in the gift shop and with bingo.
Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 85 S. Sandusky St., Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.
Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Sunday 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.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Francis, 190 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883 and St. Mary Catholic Church, 85 S. Sandusky St., Tiffin, OH 44883
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.