HURON - Mary M. (Herber) Koelsch, 87, of Huron, died unexpectedly at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, on Thursday, February 23, 2012.
She was born August 6, 1924 in Sandusky and was a lifelong resident of Huron.
She worked for Huron City Schools as a bus driver for 18 years.
She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron. She enjoyed playing the organ, sketching, and painting as a pastime. She volunteered at the Senior Center, Sandusky, and enjoyed sewing and altering clothing there for the other seniors. Her loving family was very important to her through the years.
She is survived by 3 daughters, JoAnne (Lowell) Peck of Meriden, CT, Janet Koelsch of Huron, and Connie (Peter) Catri of Huron; 5 sons, Gary (Carol) Koelsch, Richard (Betty) Koelsch, Curt (Marie) Koelsch, all of Sandusky, Tony Koelsch of Berlin Hts., and Mark (Kathy) Koelsch of Huron; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Millie Grimm of Huron; and brother August Herber of Huron.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Koelsch; parents, Joseph and Mary (Dahm) Herber; sisters, Elizabeth Smith, and Dorothy Didion; and brothers, Wilbert, John, and Joseph Herber.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main Street, Huron. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main Street, Huron, with Rev. Jeffery Sikorski officiating.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Contributions may be made to Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water Street Sandusky, 44870 or to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky 44870.
Online condolences may be shared at www.fosterfh.com.