Gladys V. (Alderman) Schippel, 85, of 5000 Providence Drive in Sandusky, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, in Firelands Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Sandusky. Mrs. Schippel was a 1943 graduate of Sandusky High School. She was a homemaker and the secretary for Les Schippel and Son Builders, a company her husband started in 1952.
Mrs. Schippel was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Council of Catholic Women, Providence Hospital Volunteers Association for 25 years, honorary member of the Firelands Regional Medical Center Volunteer Association, the American Legion Post 83 Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella, Sandusky Elks Lodge 285, the Oriole Club and a soup kitchen Volunteer.
She is survived by her son, Steven (Dorothy) Schippel of Anthem, Ariz.; her daughter, Sharon (Charles) Malone II of Huron; five grandchildren, Todd Nixon of Milford, Ohio, Peter (Andrea) Nixon of Strongsville, Ohio, Carrie (Jesse) Coker of Foothill Ranch, Calif., Brian (Kristal) Schippel of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Trevor Schippel of Anthem; three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Sarah Coker of Foothill Ranch and Audrey Nixon of Strongsville; and her brother, Ralph Alderman of Sandusky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester J. Schippel, in 2000; her daughter, Linda Nixon in 1992; her parents, Ralph R. and Helen (Licht) Alderman; five sisters, Dorothy Brewer, Lillian Werner, Ruth Copenhaver, June Stookey and Florence Alderman; and two brothers, Paul and Charles Alderman.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. David Nuss will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or Stein Hospice Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with her family by visiting grofffuneralhomes.com.