Joyce C. (Bahnsen) Leibach

Jun 19, 1925 - Mar 30, 2013

Joyce C. (Bahnsen) Leibach, 87, residing in Ashland and formerly of Sandusky, passed away Saturday morning, March 30, 2013, in Lutheran Village in Ashland.

She was born June 19, 1925, in Sandusky, daughter of the late George and Pearl (Lahr) Bahnsen.

Joyce was a faithful member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sandusky, and the Women of the Church.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Lehr (Marcia) Dircks, Karen (Alvin) Willes, Lyn (Jean) Dircks, Lon (Gloria) Dircks, Loren (Della) Dircks, and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Leibach, in 1986; her parents; and half brothers, Raymond Dircks, and Frederick Dircks.

At Joyce’s request, cremation will take place. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, until memorial services at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. John Mawhirter will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at