Edna Mae Schoewe, 88, Sandusky, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 25, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center, after a brave fight against cancer.
She was born Feb. 21, 1925, on North Bass Island, to Anne (Schmidt) and William Spencer.
Edna was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and later Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She was retired from Pick-N-Pay grocery store. She was active with Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls, and was an avid bowler. She belonged to the graduating class of 1944 “Lunch Bunch” and canasta card club for 50 years.
Edna is survived by her children, Dave (Jenny Wilkens) Schoewe of Tampa, Fla., Sharon (Bruce) Croteau, Jeff (Geri Daniels) Schoewe, and Jane (Bert) Dwelle, all of Sandusky; grandchildren, Brian (Crystal) Lewis, Beth (Martin) Oldaker, Andrew Schoewe, Abby (Doug) Haryu, Becky Schoewe, and Logan and Lucas Dwelle; and seven great-grandchildren, Brianna, Kathy, Gabe, Emile, Xander, Alyssa, Calvin, and “Babies A and B”, due Aug. 30.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and “Darling Boy”, Glenn V. Schoewe, after 63 years together; daughter-in-law, Suzanne (Herman) Schoewe; sisters, Lillian Broderson, Ede Tight, Toot Waterfield, Dorothy Seely, and Fran Michel; and brothers, Bill Spencer, Walt Spencer, and Ed Spencer.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Father Eric Mueller will officiate, and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. A luncheon at the church will follow the committal services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Edna’s name to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. The family would like to thank Stein Hospice, because they could not have managed without their help.
Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.