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Kathryn L. ‘Kate’ Kummerer

Kathryn L. “Kate” Kummerer, 87, of Clyde, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at Clyde Gardens Place.

She was born April 15, 1932, in Tiffin, to Gilbert and Jessie (Yeisley) Schirack. On July 13, 1979, she married Paul J. Kummerer, who she met at Parents without Partners.

Survivors include her three daughters, Brenda (Dennis) Heydinger of New Washington, Cindy (Mike) Smith of Attica and Peggy (Ed) Thames of Forest; three stepsons, Paul, Jr. (Susan) Kummerer of North Carolin, and David (Ann) Kummerer and Richard (Denise) Kummerer both of Tiffin; a stepdaughter, Dee (Tom) Distel of Tiffin; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul J. Kummerer; brother, Jim Schirack; and two sisters, Mary Agnes Flick and Rosemary Runion.

Kate graduated, in 1951, from Columbian High School, Tiffin. She worked at Tiffin Glass House, in the cafeteria at Columbian High School and then, as an aide, at Tiffin Developmental Center. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Tiffin Moose No. 846, Tiffin Eagles No. 402 and enjoyed gardening, flowers, trips to Vegas, dancing, BINGO, and yard work. Her greatest joy was her family.

Friends may visit with the family 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at the funeral home.

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424 with Pastor Clayton J. Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clyde Gardens Place Activity Fund.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.