Maria Freisthler

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SIDNEY — Maria Corazon Freisthler, 68, 208 Karen Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at 8:45 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital in the emergency room of an apparent heart attack.

She was born June 16, 1946, in Minilla, Phillipines, the daughter of Jon and Susanna (Hernandez) Bigay and they are deceased. She was married to John Freisthler on Dec. 12, 1972, in the Phillipines and he survives along with four children, Jorge Bigay Freisthler, of Sidney, Jocelyn Bigay York and husband, Edward Casper York, of Anna, Ohio, Jennifer Bigay Freisthler, of Anna, Ohio, and Sharon Marie Wise and husband, Jason B. Wise, of Sidney; two sisters, Carmen Groetken and husband, Larry, of Denver, Colorado, and Ida Andrews and husband, Bruce, of Manila, Phillipines; and eight grandchildren.

She had worked at Stop 99 Truck Stop, Anna, Ohio, in the restaurant and also worked at the Pavilion Nursing Home in Sidney. She loved her children, grandchildren, gardening, cooking, traveling, camping and her flowers. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Riehle officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery, Swanders.

Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Freisthler family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's website at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2014