Shirley A. (Leitz) Starlin Lucaa, 72, of Sandusky, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2007, in Erie County Care Facility after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 15, 1934, in Willard. She was a 1952 graduate of Huron High School. She retired from General Motors in 1958 after 16 years of service. She also owned and operated rental cottages in Gaylord, Mich., and a motel and laundry mat in Indian Shores, Fla. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post 83.
Mrs. Lucaa is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie (Chris) Walton of Dallas, Texas; her son, Ronald E. (Louise) Starlin of Florida; two stepdaughters, Donna Jean (Starlin) Dellinger of Sandusky and Sandra Lucaa of Mesquite, Texas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her sister, Vikkie (Ed) Miller of Huron; three brothers, William (Judy) Weltle of Huron, Melvin L. Weltle of Sandusky and Vincent “Jim” (Barbara) Leitz of Seminole, Fla., her lifelong friend, Rita Dreschel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett E. Starlin; her second husband, John J. Lucaa; her daughter, Staff Sgt. Yvonne Denise Starlin Thompson Koelsch, U.S. Air Force; her parents, Vincent Leitz and Violet (Rettig) Leitz Weltle Kinsella; and youngest brother, Francis Xavier Leitz.
There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. June 9, 2007, in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, with the Rev. Chris Kardzis of Holy Angels Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or one’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to grofffuneralhomes.com.