Marguerite K. Schieltz

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VANDALIA - Marguerite K. Schieltz, 90, of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Dorothy Love Retirement Home, Sidney.
She was born in Minster, on July 31, 1923, the daughter of Elmer and Corrina (Thobe) Knostman.
She and her husband, Tom, were founding members in 1956 of St. Christopher Catholic Church, Vandalia. She helped start the Vandalia Butler Food Pantry. She was a Cub Scout leader/coach for more than 35 years and received the Silver Beaver Award. She and Tom were foster parents to 18 children. She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend to everyone she knew.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Joanne) Schieltz, Elaine (Tim) Collins, Tony (Colleen) Schieltz, and Don (Sue) Schieltz; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 60 years, Thomas Schieltz in 2004, her stepdad, Paul Gaier, and two sisters.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Blessing Funeral Home, 11900 N. Dixie Drive, Tipp City.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Christopher Catholic Church, 435 East National Road, Vandalia, with the Rev. Frank Keferl officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Aug. 20, 2013