Patricia A. Protzman, age 75, of Bay View, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2014, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky.
She was born Dec. 10, 1938, in Sandusky, and was a member of Wayside Temple, Castalia. Patricia was warm-hearted, caring, and full of life. She lived for her children and grandchildren - she didn't know a stranger. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
She enjoyed going up to Bay Bell Restaurant and helping with the preparation, and in her younger years she worked at the Log Cabin. She then became a full time housewife, raising her children and grandchildren.
Patricia is survived by her daughter, Judy (James Johnson) Protzman of Sandusky; two sons, Daniel (Kim) Protzman of Fremont, and Gary (Kelly) Protzman of Sandusky; grandchildren, Stephen (Misty) Protzman of Sandusky, Eric (Kelly) Protzman of Sandusky, Anthony (Bethanie) Protzman of Sandusky, Amanda (Josh) Richmond of Sandusky, Bryan (Jill) Protzman of Florida, Jessica (Brandon Roncaglione) McIntire of Floriad, Brooke (Curt Camp) McIntire of Sandusky, Sierra (Michael Cheek) Protzman of Sandusky, Adrian (Chrissy Miller) Protzman of Sandusky; great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Austin Richmond, Emily, Allyson, Alyssa, Sarah, and Ella Protzman, and unborn baby Layla Cheek; brother-in-law, Frank (Sandy) Protzman; sister-in-law, Delores (George) Bohn; and all of the others who called her "Grandma" along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Daniel Raymond Protzman; two sons, Bryan and Anthony "Tony", parents, Harvey and Dorothy (Ryan) Lawerence; mother- and father-in-law, Elsie and Daniel Protzman; several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins; and nephew, Frankie Protzman.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home. The Rev. Rusty Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Protzman family, in care of Erie Community Federal Credit Union, 4416 Milan Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with the family at ransomfuneralhome.com.