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Ruth Ann Friedel, 86, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born March 30, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio.
She will be remembered as a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and friend. Ruth Ann will also be remembered as a proud homemaker, who devoted her life to caring for her family. She enjoyed reading, baking, playing card games and listening to talk radio.
Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace E. Friedel; parents, Alfred Schroeder and Florence F. Schroeder Harrison; stepfather, William R. Harrison and stepbrother, Robert L. Harrison.
Left to cherish Ruth Ann's memory are her children, Kathleen A. Friedel, Janine R. (Doyle) Gouty, Aline M. Wells, Wallace E. (Jeanne) Friedel II; grandchildren, Kevin D. (Sarah) Wells, Raymond A. Friedel, and Anna F.D. Friedel, and great-granddaughter, Lydia N. Wells.
There will be no visitation, and services will be private per Ruth Ann's wishes. The Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo (419-473-0300) assisted the family with professional services.
Those interested in making a memorial contribution may wish to consider Salem Lutheran Church, Huron St., Toledo or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 16, 2014
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