Norma Jean (Lorenz) Poths, 82, residing in Sandusky, gracefully and quietly went with the Lord on Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2014, at Providence Care Center, where she courageously and bravely endured Alzheimer's disease for the past 14 years.
She was born Dec. 18, 1931, in Sandusky, to Charles F. and Minnie (Rinkel) Lorenz.
Norma was a 1950 graduate of Sandusky High School.
She was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed crosswords, crocheting, golfing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Norma is survived by her husband of 62 years, Milton E. Poths, whom she married March 1, 1952. She is also survived by her sons, Jeffrey M. of Sandusky and Gary A. (Shawn) Poths of Yorktown, Va.; daughter, Susan K. (William) Appell of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Jeff (Juli), Sarah, Shelly, Natalie (Andrew), Wesley, Alex, Renae, Evan and Michael; five great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Betty) Lorenz of Sandusky; special cousins, Kathleen Helfrich, Robert Lorenz and Earl "Sonny" Windnagle; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with the Rev. John Mawhirter presiding. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Those wishing to contribute to Norma's memory may do so to Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870; Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; or to the Alzheimer's Association, 23215 Commerce Park #300, Cleveland, OH 44122.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.