Aletha G. (Vaughan) Schmidt, age 98, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Sunday morning, January 2, 2022, at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center. She was born October 20, 1923 in AI, Ohio to Kenneth and Marjorie (Clifton) Vaughan. Aletha was a 1941 graduate of Swanton High School, and married Robert Schmidt on September 4, 1943. She and Robert raised six children. She also was an integral part of Schmidt Bros Farm and Greenhouse along with Robert, Paul, and Helen Schmidt..
Aletha and Robert loved to travel and winter in Florida. She was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish, Business and Professional Women’s Association–Swanton Chapter, Lucas County Farm Bureau, Swanton Elks and Swanton American Legion Post #479 Ladies Auxiliary. Aletha was an avid card player, hosting cards in her home every Wednesday afternoon for 20 years. She also enjoyed painting, reading, and cross stitching.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lawrence (Jan) Schmidt, Charlotte (Jim) Long, Joanne (Jerry) Pinkava, Suzanne Schmidt, Robert (Debbie) Schmidt and Allen (Ann) Schmidt; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; as well as her brothers, Kenneth (Debbie) Vaughan and Bruce Vaughan; sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Frederick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Aletha was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, Kenneth and Marjorie Vaughan; brothers, Herbert Vaughan, Ralph Vaughan, William Vaughan and Archibold Vaughan and sisters, Vernadene Brockhoff, Geraldine Wurns and Mary Pospisil.
Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, January 7th at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 8th at 12:30 pm at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Fr. Eric Culler will preside. Interment at East Swanton Cemetery will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton Public Library, St. Richard Parish or Swanton Fire & Rescue.
A special thank you to the caregivers and staff at the assisted living unit at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center for the exceptional care they provided to Aletha.