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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Friday January 7th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Richard Catholic Church
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Aletha G. (Vaughan) Schmidt

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.

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Dear Suzanne
I want to send my deepest sympathy at the passing of your mother.
Whether you knew it was time for her to go to heaven or not, still leaves
a void in your life.
My thoughts are with you.
Judith Dennis

Judith Dennis Jan 8 2022 12:51 PM

My heart felt condolences to all of you I remember your mother as a very kind and caring lady

Ba Cramer Jan 7 2022 12:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Aletha Schmidt

Bill ( BA ) Cramer Jan 7 2022 12:19 PM

Beautiful tribute to your Mother, Charlotte. Our thoughts are with you.
Skip & Karen Dress

Karen Dress Jan 6 2022 4:47 PM

Memory of Aunt Aletha,
A half dozen girls in wet, grungy clothes come trooping into the house. We have been packing corn, and have been given a brief break. As we enter, we pass by the office that occupies the right side of the hall. It is jammed into the corner, but it is the hub of the family farm operation. Everything is organised, and Aletha holds the reins which keep it that way.
We are all drawn past the adding machine, file cabinets, typewriter et al, by the aroma of a fresh batch of cookies cooling on the counter in the adjoining kitchen. Aunt Aletha is busy in the kitchen, peeling potatoes while baking peanut cookies, and she generously offers the gang of us some of the cookies. She prepares dinner for her family of eight, in between all the time she spends in her office.
She has pretty blonde hair, is soft spoken and has kind, smiling eyes. A little dachsund follows her around the house. This will always be my memory of her. My condolences to all of her family.

Teresa Rzonca Jan 6 2022 2:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Aletha Schmidt

Dawn E. Sheamer Jan 5 2022 10:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Aletha Schmidt

Cathy (Bardwell) Limes Jan 5 2022 6:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Aletha Schmidt

Johnnie and Regina Szczepanaki Jan 5 2022 2:47 PM

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