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Francis E. "Fritz" Wielinski

Graveside Services: Private

Francis E. "Fritz" Wielinksi, age 72, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away in his home Thursday morning, March 17, 2016. He was born June 10, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio to Edmund and Leola (Schondel) Wielinski. He was a 1961 graduate of Swanton High School and attended Iron Workers Local 55 trade school. He worked as an iron worker and later as an auto body technician. On June 10, 1967, he married Susan Turpening.

Fritz had been an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He loved mushroom hunting and taking camping trips with his family. He especially loved being a "Papa" to his grandchildren.

Fritz will be remembered as a person who worked hard and lived hard. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Susan; son, Neil (Maggie) Wielinski; grandchildren, Slade and Hannah; sister, Leatrice (Lyle) Condon; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Fritz was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Leola; son, Slade Wielinski; brothers, Donald and Bernard and sister, Geraldine.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, March 19th from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). Graveside services at Highland Memory Gardens will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Slade Wielinski Memorial Scholarship Fund at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon, Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Saturday, March 19th from 2 to 6 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

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Susan, sorry to learn of your loss (just now). I remember Fritz from high school (SHS'63-here). I think you taught me my first baton lesson's in the basement of the one& only school back in the late 50's-early 1960's. May he RIP!

Lynn Babcock-Atanacio May 4 2016 12:00 AM

Susan, So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Warren Mock Mar 26 2016 12:00 AM

Neil and Maggie: I was saddened to hear of Neils father passing. Take heart in knowing not a day will pass that you will not think of your Dad. What better can a father leave his son. Be strong for your Mom and do not forget the many friends you have who are saying a special prayer for you and your family.

Boyde and Lori Shoup Mar 20 2016 12:00 AM

Susan am sorry to hear about Fritz's passing he was one of a kind. A good friend and he will be missed.

Michael Doren Mar 20 2016 12:00 AM

Sending our deepest sympathy to the Wielinski Family.

Tim and Ella Shelley Mar 19 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Wielinski Family. We feel honored and blessed to have gotten to know Fritz, even if it was for too short of a time.

The Fowler Family Mar 19 2016 12:00 AM

Susan & Family: Such fond memories of the cool uncle "Fritz" who made The Manley boys visits to Swanton always memorable. Our deepest sympathy from Michelle & Kirk and our children, Alexandria, Daniel, Rebecca, Gabriella, Olivia and Samantha in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Kirk B Manley Mar 19 2016 12:00 AM

Susan, Neil and family, the Swanton Elks share in your loss. Fritz was one of a kind. He will be remembered for his wit, loyalty, generosity and brotherly love. We will miss him dearly. Please know that all of the members send their thoughts and prayers to all of you. An Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken.

Swanton Elks Mar 19 2016 12:00 AM

Susan & family: We were so sorry to hear of Fritz's passing. I'm sure you have wonderful memories of the good times and two beautiful grandchildren to help you get through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

Lee and Louise Bohlander Mar 19 2016 12:00 AM

Susan, Neil and family. We are so sorry to hear of Fritz's passing. He was such a wonderful man who with a sense of humor that knew no bounds. He is at peace now with Slade and other family members. God rest his soul and may He help you through this difficult time.

Tony and Theresa Brashear Mar 19 2016 12:00 AM

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