DELPHOS — Mildred E. Youngpeter Pancake, former Delphos resident, died on Sunday morning, December 8, 2013 at VanCrest Healthcare Center of Delphos.
HER FAMILY…She was born October 6, 1924, in Delphos, to Dorothy G. and Gregory P. Wiechart, who preceded her in death. She married her loving husband, Louis T. Youngpeter, May 17, 1944, who preceded her in death, July 17, 1974. She married William Pancake, December 28, 1983, who survives.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Steyer, and her oldest son, Kenneth Youngpeter.
Survivors include her son, Neal (Lola) Youngpeter, San Tan Valley, AZ, her daughter-in-law, Judy Sudhoff, Fort Recovery, Ohio. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Tony Youngpeter, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Kelly (David) Youngpeter Laux, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Lori (David) Youngpeter Wendt, of Avon, Ohio, Rene Youngpeter Mueller, of Delphos, Ohio, Angie (Matt) Youngpeter Marqueling, of Gilbert, AZ, Amy (Scott) Youngpeter Geier, of Lima, Ohio, and Kristy Youngpeter, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Stephen and Katie Marqueling, Kyle Youngpeter, Jodi and Aaron Laux, Charlie and Jack Wendt, and Brooklyn, Lincoln, Evelyn, and Carolyn Mueller. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as, Eugene Youngpeter, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, Mary Jane Youngpeter.
Step-daughters include Barbara (Dale) Pancake Eppley, Judith (Gary) Pancake-Summersett Painter, Jane (Lynn) Pancake Oechsle, and LuAnn (Doug) Pancake Watson. She is survived by several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
HER LEGACY…"Mid", as she was called was a true pioneer woman, having survived breast cancer in the 50's. She worked at the National Seal for many years, and especially enjoyed the camaraderie of friends and also attended many grandchildren's sporting events. She was an avid baker; family enjoyed her delicious homemade pies at every holiday gathering. She met life crisis and challenge through strong faith and prayer. She was a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Church, and Van Wert St. Mary's Catholic Church.
HER FAREWELL SERVICES… Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Delphos, with Fr. Dave Reinhart, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 4-8 PM at Strayer Funeral Home, Delphos, Ohio, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 7:30 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com