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Mary Ann Pinkelman
Mary Ann (Herr) Pinkelman, age 92, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Thursday afternoon, March 4, 2021, at Kingston in Sylvania. She was born December 1, 1928 in Assumption to Ambrose and Irene (Eisel) Herr. On March 31, 1951, she married her beloved husband, Carl H. Pinkelman. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2016. She raised seven wonderful children and helped Carl work the farm.
A devout Catholic, Mary Ann was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and its Altar Rosary Society, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Mary Ann loved working in her garden and playing cards.
Mary Ann will be greatly missed by her children, Charles A. (Theresa) Pinkelman, Roger W. (Becky) Pinkelman, Edward James (Theresa) Pinkelman, Janice M. (David) Bartos, David A. (Cynthia) Pinkelman, Carl T. (Tracey) Pinkelman, and Carol A. (Jeffry) Langenderfer; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas (Lynn) Herr; sisters, Cecilia (John) Mattimoe and Cathy Herr; sister-in-law, Armella (Dave) Heck; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband of 65 years, Carl, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose and Irene Herr; grandson, Decon Pinkelman; brother, Anthony Herr and sisters, Sylvia Kreuz and Regina Miller.
Family and friends may visit Monday, March 8th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where a Vigil service will begin at 7:00 p.m.. Visitation will continue Tuesday, March 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00. Father Michael Dandurand will preside. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Roger, Becky, Jennifer and Brian,
So sorry to hear of your loss. We know the beauty of one life, the goodness of one heart, the integrity of one soul touches us forever. She is at peace with her Father and will remain in your hearts always.
Sandy, Jim, Emily and Kevin
Sandra Holsopple Mar 9 2021 12:00 AM
Hugs and condolences across the miles (as I am presently wintering in FL) to all the dear friends of the Herr and Pinkelman family. There is such a litany of Mary Ann's family and relation that would so love to share memories, activities, and prayers with at this sad yet happy time. Our Kreuz family is counting on Al, Gary, and Mike to give her a hearty welcome and have already opened wide the heavenly gates for her. Know that Mary Ann is added to our family prayer list. The Kreuz Clan consisting of Char, Laurie, Becky, and Barbie, with the daughters having last names of Pablo, Gaynor, and Baldwin. .
Char Kreuz Mar 9 2021 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences goes out to your family. Aunt Mary Ann is remembered as a person who put everyone else first. We will be praying for you in your time of grief.
Ron and Sheri Miller and family.
Ron Miller Mar 9 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a beautiful lady.
Patricia Sattler Schroeder Mar 8 2021 12:00 AM
My sincere Sympathy to the family of my cousin Mary Ann. I have lots of good memories of knowing Mary Ann over our years.
Michael C. Herr, Wauseon, Ohio
Norma Thomas-Herr Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM
Deepest sympathy to the Herr/ Pinkelman family. Let God's promise soften your grief. Sincerely, John W. and Carla Laver
JOHN W LAVER LCARLA LAVER Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM
Charlie, so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was awesome. Shes in heaven having conversations with my parents. Prayers for you and the family.
Anne Wheelet Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM
We did not know Mary well. But if the children she raised is any indication, she must have been an amazing person! Her spirit will live on in love she showered on her family. God bless and give you peace in the knowledge she is with her beloved.
Scott & Judy Schultz Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to the Pinkelman family. Your mom and my mom were so close, we have so many pictures from family parties and all the trips our parents went on together. Our moms were always so close. Hope they are all playing cards together once again in heaven. I have such fond memories of Aunt Mary Ann "my godmother". She was so thoughtful and attentive, I always felt she held a special place in her heart for me.
Remember all the great parties at your house, you guys had the coolest inground swimming pool. Our parents would be playing cards all us kids were playing games running around like a bunch of wild indians so much fun.
Rest in peace Aunt Mary Ann.
Dale Miller, Ann and family
Dale Miller Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM
Our Deepest condolences to the family. Mary Ann had a big influence on me growing up. She was always the best neighbor and leader in the strawberry fields. She was always very calm, I never remember her losing her temper with us and I am sure we gave her plenty reasons to. May her eternal days be as peaceful as I remember her. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her. God Bless you all.
Steve Zientek Mar 6 2021 12:00 AM