Mattie C. Bongs

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Mattie C. Bongs

WILLARD: Mattie C. Bongs, 110 of Willard, formerly of Elyria, died Wednesday June 25, 2014 at the Willows of Willard. She was born August 19, 1903 in Raymond, MN to the late William and Augusta (Barbhnecht) Bongs.

She worked in the storeroom in Woolworths in Elyria until retiring in 1967. Miss Bongs was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Elyria where she was confirmed March 28, 1920 making her a member for 94 years. She was also in the ladies aid of the church and enjoyed crocheting and tatting.

Miss Bongs is survived by six nieces and nephews, Beverly Byars of Willard, Mildred Karpinski, Arlene Austin and Don Lottman, all of LaGrange, and Williams Bongs and Gert Heida, both of MN; along with many great, great great, and great great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 10:00 to 11:00AM Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Grace Lutheran Church, 9685 E. River Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 with a celebration of Life Service being held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Robert F. Weldon Sr. officiating. Burial will be held at the South Murray Ridge Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. The Staff of the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave, Willard, 44890 assisted the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made at

Published in the News Journal on June 27, 2014
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