Gayle R. Watson

Dec 8, 1944 - Dec 16, 2012

Gayle R. Watson, 68, of Sandusky, passed away early Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center following a lengthy illness.
Gayle was born Dec. 8, 1944, in Norwalk, to Ralph and Estel (Ruse) Ritzenthaler.
Gayle received her Master's Certificate of medical assistance from San Antonio School of Mental and Dental Assistance. She was employed by Fisher-Titus as a medical assistant for ten years. Gayle was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. In her spare time enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gayle is survived by her daughter, Susan (David) Wilson of Tiffin, Ohio; sons, Darrell Watson of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, William H. (Michelle) Watson of Attica, Ohio, Brian (Karen) Watson of Carmel, Ind., Daniel (Michelle Besch) Watson of Cibilo, Texas, Christopher Watson of Bloomingville, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Including her parents, Gayle was preceded in death by her previous husband, William I. Watson; and her brother, Ralph (Mary Anne) Ritzenthaler.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Oakland Cemetery Chapel, 2917 Milan Road, Sandusky. Rev. John Mawhirter will be officiating the service. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Those wishing to contribute to Gayle’s memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to the Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.