Joyce E. Schnellinger, 83, of Norwalk, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 20,1930, in Toledo, daughter of the late Fred T. and Beulah (Blanchard) Applegate.
Joyce was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed baking, having holiday meals and get togethers for her family. Joyce also enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s school and sporting events throughout the years, and watching the birds and deer that would come into their yard. Joyce and her husband, Ray, enjoyed road trips throughout the country, where she would always find a special antique to bring home for her “collections”.
She was a volunteer, delivering Meals on Wheels for 22 years, for the Huron County Services for the Aging.
Joyce’s family was her life, and she is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ray L. Schnellinger; her children, Lynn Schnellinger, of Norwalk, Gail (David) Laird, of San Diego, Paula Schnellinger, of Brevard, N.C., Mark (Lois) Schnellinger, of Willard, and Pat (Beth) Schnellinger, of Norwalk; her grandchildren, Scott Ashley (Natalie Williams), Jennifer Ashley, Jarod Schnellinger, Cathy Schnellinger, and Karli Schnellinger. She is also survived by her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Frank Trares of Wadsworth, Ohio, and by her sister-in-law, Jean Schnellinger, of Norwalk.
Joyce was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kathy Ann, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, until a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Nathan Bockrath will officiate. Inurnment will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to the Women of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1322 Settlement Road, Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.