Sep 2, 2015


Shirley A. (Leitz) Starlin Lucaa, 72, of Sandusky, died Feb. 5, 2007, in Erie County Care Facility after a lengthy illness.

She was born March 15, 1934, in Willard and was a 1952 graduate of Huron High School. She retired from General Motors in 1958 after 16-years of service. She also owned and operated rental cottages in Gaylord, Mich., and a motel and laundry mat in Indian Shores, Fla. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and American Legion Post 83 Auxiliary.

Mrs. Lucaa is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie (Chris) Walton of Dallas; her son, Ronald E. (Louise) Starlin of Florida; two stepdaughters, Donna Jean (Starlin) Dellinger of Sandusky and Sandra Lucaa of Mesquite, Texas; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; her sister, Vikkie (Ed) Miller of Huron; three brothers, William (Judy) Weltle of Huron, Melvin L. Weltle of Sandusky and Vincent "Jim" (Barbara) Leitz of Seminole, Fla.; her lifelong friend, Rita Dreschel; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett E. Starlin; her second husband, John J. Lucaa; her daughter, Staff Sergeant Yvonne Denise Starlin Koelsch Thompson, U.S. Air Force; her parents, Vincent Leitz and Violet (Rettig) Leitz Weltle Kinsella; and youngest brother, Francis Xavier Leitz.

Memorial Services for Shirley will be at 10 a.m. June 9 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, with the Rev. Chris Kardzis officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church or the donor's favorite charity.

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