Barbara Nieset

Feb 4, 1947 - Aug 24, 2013

Barbara Nieset, 66, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Countryside Continuing Care Center, Fremont.

She was born Feb. 4, 1947, to John Sr. and Viola (Grahl) Liptok, in Sandusky. Barbara graduated from Margaretta High School in 1965, and attended Bowling Green State University, where she earned her BS in Early Childhood Education. She enjoyed being around children, was a teacher at Perkins as well as the Child Development Center at Terra, and was a homemaker. Barbara married Robert Nieset at Trinity Lutheran Church in Venice, Ohio, on Aug. 7, 1971.

Besides teaching, Barbara loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed genealogy and gardening. Barbara was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Right to Life, was a 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher, and assisted with Vacation Bible School.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Julie (George) Nieset-Hardebeck of Urbana, Ill., Douglas (Michele) Nieset of White Lake, Mich., Philip Nieset of Upper Sandusky, Emily (Peter) Nieset-Keen of Ann Arbor, Mich.; mother, Viola Liptok, of Venice; siblings, Jack (Ruth) Liptok of Elyria, Shirley (Tom) Sigman of North Olmsted, Ohio; grandchildren, Kayli, Jacob, Nicholas, Avery, Emersyn Nieset, and Novah Hardebeck; and aunt, Inez Renner, of Sandusky.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Liptok Sr.; and daughter, Catherine Nieset.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Pastor Jim Avers will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 705 W. State St., Fremont, or Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund, United Way of Sandusky County Inc., 826 W. State St., Fremont, OH, 43420.

The family would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported the family.

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