Maribell R. (Stierhoff) Bauman, 76, residing in Sandusky, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 4, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
Maribell was born May 27, 1937, in Sandusky, to George W. and Ruth H. (Trott) Stierhoff.
She was a graduate of Sandusky High School. She was employed as a customer service representative for Periodical Publishers for over 25 years before retiring in 2007. Maribell was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Sandusky Eagles.
In her spare time she enjoyed puzzles, bowling, ceramics, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and reading. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, she was their personal cheerleader. She also loved spending time with her family and friends.
Maribell is survived by her daughter, Diane L. (Gary) Wolfe of Sandusky; sons, Robert N. (Dawn) Bauman, Bryon L. (Agnes) Bauman, Leonard R. (Hazel) Bauman; six granddaughters, Erin (Joe) Achtermann, Caitlyn (Jeremy Bonner) Bauman, Jaclyn (Matt) Anderson, Amber Wolfe, Bryanna Bauman and Mallory Bauman; a great-granddaughter, Kennedy Achtermann; brothers, Norman (Ruby) Stierhoff, and James (Freida) Stierhoff; two sisters-in-law, Flo Stierhoff and Sandy Roeder; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, Maribell was preceded in death by her husband, Neil R. Bauman in 1982; siblings, Paul, Donald and Doris Stierhoff; step siblings, Harold Stierhoff and Florence Heuser; and half sister, Janet Junten.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, until funeral services at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with Pastor John Mawhirter presiding. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Those wishing to contribute to Maribell's memory may do so to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.