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Lillianna F. Bocian, 92, formerly of Monroe, MI, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Franciscan Care Center in Toledo. She was born March 6, 1920, in Toledo, OH, to Fred and Mary (Graczek) Minga.
Lillianna worked for Champion Spark Plug for over 32 years. She was married to Victor G. Bocian who preceded her in death in 1991, together they raised one daughter. Lillianna was a former member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Monroe. For many year's she was involved in the VFW post on Detroit Avenue and an active member in Champion Spark Club Artist Club. Lillianna had many interests and enjoyed doing crafts, painting and stained glass artistry, boating and fishing. She was quite proud of her flower garden and loved to play the organ, which she learned to play at 80 years old. Lillianna was a beautiful person to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving daughter, Diane (Bill) Weidinger; granddaughter, Kristi (Matt) Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Justin and Lauren Roberts; sister, Christine Bibish; niece, Sandy (David) Weber. She was preceded in death by not only her husband but sisters, Gertrude Levo, Jean Smietanski and Virginia Mielczarek; brother, John Kaptur.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the staff at both Hospice of Northwest Ohio and The Franciscan Care Center.
Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, for a gathering with family at 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery at a latter date. Those wishing to give a memorial in lieu of flowers are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or The Franciscan Care Center.
Online condolences may be offered to Lillianna's family at
Though your smile
is gone forever,
and your hand I
cannot touch, I still have
many memories of the
one I loved so much.
Your memory is my
keepsake, with which
I'll never part.
God has you in His
keeping, I have you
in my heart.
Sadly missed, but
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 17, 2013