Charlotte Martha Lumbrezer

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Charlotte Martha Lumbrezer, 95, an accomplished organist and piano teacher in Swanton, passed away peacefully Monday, July 7, 2014, at Parkcliffe Community in Toledo. Charlotte was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Curtice, Ohio, to the late Verner and Martha (Wilhelm) Ames. On April 3, 1948, she married Joseph F. Lumbrezer, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2007.

She was a 1937 graduate of Clay High School, and earned her vocal and instrumental degree from The Ohio State University in 1942. She taught music at Lyons High School and Jerusalem Township Elementary. Charlotte was a faithful member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton, where she served as church organist for 45 years. She also gave private piano lessons to several area children.

Charlotte is survived by her son, Denis (Pam) Lumbrezer of Swanton; daughter, Elaine (Thomas) Pickerel of Genoa, Ohio; grandchildren, Kevin (Sherry) Pickerel, Todd (Stephanie) Pickerel, Kelly (Zach) Stamp, Craig (Emily) Pickerel, Ryan (Emily) Pickerel, Staci Pickerel, and LeAnna (Jaime) Velasquez; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Mya, and Kaylee Pickerel, Madelyn and Jackson Stamp, Charlotte Elizabeth Pickerel, and Gabriel Pickerel; sisters-in-law, Esther Ames, Mary Lumbrezer, and Irene Warniment; and brother-in-law, Tom (Marge) Lumbrezer.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Herman Ames; and brothers-in-law, Sylvester "Jack" and Mel Lumbrezer.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 200 Dodge St. in Swanton, with Pastor Ed Strietelmeier officiating. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Senior Independence Hospice, or Parkcliffe Community.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Published in Swanton Enterprise from July 7 to July 8, 2014
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