Laura K. (Knupke) Boytim, 87, of Sandusky, died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Sandusky. She retired from New Departure-Hyatt after 25 years of employment as an inspector. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Marblehead and St. Mary Catholic Church, Sandusky. Devoted to her family, Laura especially loved her grandchildren. She also enjoyed ceramics, jigsaw puzzles, painting, sewing, canning and taking care of her houseplants.
Laura is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Zoll of Auburn, Calif.; a son, Dennis (Tatyana) Boytim of Huron; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Boytim; parents, Herman and Mary (Hagar) Knupke; sisters, Marie Benziger, Minnie Cross, Leona Timassy and Nettie Shirk; and brothers, Art and Herman Knupke.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, with Parastas service at 5 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until Office of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 E. Main St., Marblehead, with the Rev. Basil Hutsko officiating. Burial will follow in the church's cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grofffuneralhomes.com.