Avonelle "Avie" M. Lotycz
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FREMONT: Avonelle "Avie" M. Lotycz, 90, of Fremont died Sunday morning, February 24, 2013 at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont.
She was born January 5, 1923 in Fremont the daughter of Claude H. and Margaret A. (Kern) Nickles. Avie attended Stamm Elementary, Fremont Junior High and Ross High, graduating in 1941. She met her husband, Joe Lotycz, at a basketball game and they were married January 11, 1947. Avie and Joe were married for 49 years until Joe's death on February 18, 1996. Together they raised children Margaret, Richard "Rick" and twins Marcia and Mark. Rick passed away in 1982. Besides being a wife, mother and homemaker, she worked within the Fremont school system retiring in 1989 after nearly 20 years of service, working at Otis and Lutz Schools. Avie and Joe traveled a great deal both in and out of the United States.
Mrs. Lotycz was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Past President of the Fremont Mothers of Twins Club, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles and Moose.
Surviving are her children: Margaret (Don) Maurer of Pickerington, OH, Marcia (Mark) Ross of Luckey, OH, Mark (Donna) Lotycz of Plain City, OH; grandchildren: Heidi Ross, Aaron Maurer, Andrea (Nick) Bowsher, Ashley (Jerry) Fraley, Stacy (Iain) Hallett, Andrew Maurer, Amanda Lotycz, Adam Lotycz; three great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard; sister, Helen Rutan; and brother, Howard Nickles.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8P.M. at Keller-Ochs-Koch-Mason Funeral & Cremation Service, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, OH. Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. from Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont, OH, with Pastor James Avers officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to : Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont Ross Athletic Boosters c\o Joe Lotycz Field, or Hospice of Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kokm.net
Published in the News-Messenger on Feb. 25, 2013