Germaine T. Bland, 93, of Upper Sandusky, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Seneca County, to Leo and Mary (Elchert) Trausch. She married Jack Barth Aug. 10, 1946, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown, and he preceded her in death June 21, 1954. She later married Arthur Bland October 22, 1960, at Our Lady of Consolation Rectory, and he died June 26, 2009.
She is survived by a son, Robert E. (Linda) Trausch of McCutchenville; four grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; 10 great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; a stepfather, John Adams; a great-grandchild; and 12 siblings, Wilma (Leo) Schalk, Rufus, Eugene (Anna), Oscar, Hilda (David) Tiell, Carl, Cletus (Mary Belle), Gilbert (Martha), Gerald H. (Rebecca), Leo, Marie Trausch and Mildred (John H.) Ohler.
Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m.Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or a charity of the donor's choice and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.