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Winnifred Ann "Wini" Kerscher, age 80, of Maumee, OH and Monclova, OH passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, in St. Luke's Hospital. Wini was born May 21, 1934, the eldest of eight children to Leonard and Deloris Spohn. She attended the University of Iowa and was a switchboard operator and a secretary to Fred Maytag of the Maytag Corporation in Iowa. Wini was also voted Miss Newton Iowa of 1953. She met her husband, Duane in Kirksville, Missouri while he was attending medical school and they married in 1954. Wini was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Maumee and a past president of Parkview Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She was an interior decorator and enjoyed gardening, especially roses. Her biggest joy was being a wife, mother and grandmother to her family.
Wini was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Kaye Swanson. Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Dr. Duane Kerscher Sr.; sons, Duane (Susan) Kerscher Jr., David (Cindie) Kerscher, and Jeffrey (Micaela) Kerscher; daughter, Lisa (David Williams) Kerscher; grandchildren, William, Benjamin, Claire, Justin, Jordan, Michelle, Kelly, Destiny, Tina and Joshua; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Beaver, Gary Ryan and Doug Humphrey, and sisters, Marilyn Humke, Judy Lapp and Nancy Lee Buckley.
Friends may visit the family at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held Sunday, at 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Monday, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Maumee. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at
Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Homes
501 Conant St Maumee, OH 43537
Published in Toledo Blade on July 25, 2014